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The Law Society of Alberta regulates the legal profession in the public interest by promoting and enforcing a high standard of professional and ethical conduct by Alberta lawyers.
While we do not provide legal advice on specific cases, from our unique perspective as the regulator, we actively work with members of the justice system to improve the administration of justice for all Albertans.
Why does independence matter?
A legal profession regulated in the public interest is fundamental to a free and democratic society. We believe this is best achieved by way of an independent and independently regulated legal profession.
View our 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan to find out more about our mission, vision, values, governance, strategic planning and more.
The Law Society views its core purpose as an active obligation and duty to uphold and protect the public interest in the delivery of legal services. The public interest, as it applies to the work of the Law Society, will be upheld and protected through the following regulatory objectives:
- Protect those who use legal services;
- Promote the independence of the legal profession, the administration of justice and the rule of law;
- Create and promote required standards for the ethical and competent delivery of legal services and enforce compliance with those standards in a manner that is fair, transparent, efficient, proactive, proportionate and principled;
- Promote access to legal services; and
- Promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in the delivery of legal services.
The Law Society will have regard for these regulatory objectives when discharging its regulatory functions.