Frequently Asked Questions about the Special Meeting

January 31, 2023

On Jan. 13, 2023, the Law Society of Alberta’s Executive Director received a petition signed by 50 lawyers to call a Special Meeting of the Society (Special Meeting) to vote on a resolution to repeal Rule 67.4 of the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta.

A Special Meeting of the Law Society will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 by Zoom Webinar, commencing at 11 a.m. 

We encourage those looking for more information on the Special Meeting and the Law Society’s mandate and authority regarding Rule 67.4, to view our FAQ.

Please note that the Special Meeting is only open to active lawyers. Notice of the Special Meeting, the accompanying petition and registration was sent to active lawyers on Thursday, Jan. 26. Active lawyers must pre-register using the information included in the notice by no later than Friday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. The virtual meeting room door opens at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6 and will close at precisely 10:45 a.m. so registered active lawyers are strongly encouraged to log in early.

Active lawyers attending the Special Meeting will vote on the resolution from the petition. Proxy voting is not permitted.

The Law Society of Alberta is dedicated to protecting the public interest by promoting and enforcing standards of professional and ethical conduct by Alberta lawyers. We are committed to ensuring a fair and transparent meeting format.