Apply to Serve on a 2023 Law Society of Alberta Committee

September 29, 2022

Committee volunteer work is offered to active, practising lawyers who are interested in contributing to the work of the Law Society. Diversity of perspectives plays an important role in helping us achieve our mission of serving the public interest by ensuring a high standard of legal services and professional conduct.

Committee appointments will be approved at the Feb. 2023 Bencher meeting. Committee members are appointed for varying terms. The following vacancies are anticipated for 2023:

  • Audit and Finance (one vacancy): The Audit and Finance Committee has approximately seven, two-hour meetings per year.
  • Conduct (one vacancy): The Conduct Committee meets in panels of three once a month (always a Tuesday). Most meetings last no more than an hour and the panel composition is based on the committee member’s availability.
  • Practice Review (one vacancy): The Practice Review Committee meets in panels of four on Wednesdays at 7:45 a.m. There are approximately 16 panel meetings each year, most lasting no more than an hour and the panel composition is based on the committee member’s availability. On average, committee members participate in 4 panel meetings each year.

We encourage you to review the relevant committee descriptions. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this online application form.

Please note: Lawyers currently serving on a committee who have served more than eight years will not be appointed regardless of the quality of service as an effort to allow more volunteer opportunities. Those current volunteers who have not reached this threshold and are interested in continuing are asked to complete this application form and select the Current Volunteer option at question one.

Committee meetings will be conducted virtually unless otherwise indicated. For any meetings which do occur in person, parking and mileage costs will be reimbursed in accordance with Law Society policy.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure their applications are complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

If you have questions, please contact Governance.