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ALIA administers professional liability and misappropriation claims and manages the mandatory indemnity program for Alberta lawyers. This includes the examination and review of claims, hiring of external lawyers to litigate claims and settlement of claims when appropriate.
Prior to July 1, 2019, the indemnity program was provided by the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Exchange (ALIEX), which is being wound down.
If you are an Alberta lawyer in private practice, you must purchase mandatory indemnity coverage through ALIA. Excess insurance coverage is voluntary and is available through commercial brokers and the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association.
ALIAlerts and ALIAdvisories
ALIA works collaboratively with the Law Society to build and deliver a robust loss prevention and risk management program for Alberta lawyers. ALIAlerts highlight specific issues around fraud and loss prevention, while, ALIAdvisories feature general news and information with a focus on topics of interest to indemnified lawyers.
- To find the latest ALIAlerts, visit Fraud and Loss Prevention.
- To read the latest ALIAdvisories,visit Key Resources.
As a condition of your indemnity policy, you are required to report any claim or potential claim against you to ALIA as soon as you become aware of it. Failure to report a claim or potential claim prior to the June 30 deadline of the policy period in which you become aware of it will result in denied coverage. If you do become aware of a claim or potential claim, please submit an Indemnity Claim Report.
Once a claim is reported, an ALIA Claims Counsel/Claims Specialist will be assigned to manage it. ALIA may retain repair counsel to remedy the claim. Should a claim proceed to litigation, ALIA may retain defense counsel to defend you as a participating lawyer.
To submit claims information or claims queries, please contact ALIA:
Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association
403.229.4716 or 1.800.661.1694