May 24, 2024

Congratulations to Justice William H. Hendsbee, former Law Society of Alberta President, and Justice Sony Ahluwalia, former Bencher, who have been appointed as Justices of the Alberta Court of Justice on May 23, 2024.

Justice Hendsbee, previously a partner at Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP, served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta from 2018 to 2024, including serving as President from 2023 to 2024.

Justice Hendsbee also served as President of the Edmonton Bar Association and as President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA). He has volunteered his time to chair and speak at seminars for both the Legal Education Society of Alberta and ACTLA.

Justice Ahluwalia was born and raised in Uganda and later in London, England, completing his LLB in Canada. Justice Ahluwalia joined the Law Society of Alberta board in 2021.

For the previous 12 years, Justice Ahluwalia worked as a Crown prosecutor with the provincial government and as an Assistant Chief Crown prosecutor with Alberta Justice in Edmonton. He completed his LLM at Osgoode Hall in Criminal Law and Procedure.

The Law Society would also like to congratulate Justice Monica R. Brown, who was appointed as Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice.

For more information, read the Government of Alberta news release.