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Most of the Law Society’s forms are available on our website or on the Lawyer Portal. The remainder are available by request by contacting the Law Society at 403.229.4700. All forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 6 or higher).
Certificates of Indemnity are official Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association documents that should be sufficient to produce to other governing law societies as required.
To obtain a Certificate of Indemnity or, if you require a receipt from a previous year (Certificate of Insurance), please login to your Lawyer Portal and complete the following steps:
- Hover your cursor over “Welcome, Your Name” in the top right corner
- Select “My Profile” form the dropdown menu that appears
- Select “My Account” from the menu that appears on the left side of the screen
- Select “Email Receipt” next to your invoice for the required year
- To view invoices from previous years, select “Show History since 2015”
Once the above steps are complete, your receipt and Certificate of Indemnity and/or Certificate of Insurance will be emailed to you in two separate emails.
To request a Certificate of Indemnity prior to June 30, 2016, contact Membership Services.
A Certificate of Standing does the following:
- Confirms your membership and membership standing with the Law Society of Alberta
- States any discipline or competency proceedings pending against you, and the nature of the conduct that is the subject of the proceeding
- States any disciplinary proceedings taken against you
- Provides information on any misappropriation of funds or wrongful conversion of property, and whether any claims are pending before the Law Society
- States whether your right to practise law is subject to restrictions or conditions, and whether or not these are voluntary or imposed by the Law Society
Certificate of Standings can be requested from the Law Society by a lawyer or their designate, and must be in writing.
Once the request and payment are received, a certificate will be issued. Most requests will be processed within five business days during non-peak periods.
To obtain a certificate, contact Membership by email.
If you are unable to provide a Certificate of Standing within the timeline requested by the Law Society, there may be an alternative solution to providing the document or you may request an extension. Please contact Membership directly for more information.
- Accountant’s Report
- Application for Alternate Arrangement – Responsible Lawyer to Act on Behalf of Another Responsible Lawyer
- Application to Designate a Responsible Lawyer and Exemption from Operating a Trust Account
- Application to Designate a Responsible Lawyer and Operate a Trust Account
- Application of Rule 119.2 – Responsible Lawyer Acting on behalf of another Responsible Lawyer
- Bank Drafts and Money Orders
- Claim to Trust Money
- Electronic Banking Withdrawal
- Financial Institution Authorization Release Form
- Precedent Letter to Bank re: Interest on Trust Account
- Trust Account Information for Banks
- Representative Capacity Undertaking Form
- Sample Annual CDIC Report
- Start-Up Report
- Trust Account and Client Ledger Shortages
- Undisbursable Trust Money – For Client Matters Less Than $50 Value
- Undisbursable Trust Money – For Client Matters Greater Than $50 Value
- Matter to Matter Trust Transfers
- Application for Active Member, Pro Bono Legal Services
- Application for Enrolment as a Member Under s.42 of the Act (Contact Membership and request Form 2-24)
- Application for Enrolment as a Member Under s.45 of the Act (Contact Membership and request Form 2-16)
- Application for a License as a Foreign Legal Consultant (Contact Membership and request Form 2-23)
- Application to Resign (Form 2-21)
- Application by Visiting Lawyer for a Permit (Form 2-22)
- Election to Transfer to Retired Membership Form (2-20 Companion Form)
- Request for Permission to Practise Pending Completion of Transfer Application
- Transfer of Canadian Lawyers: Application to Become a Member in Alberta (Form 2-15)
Notary letters are commonly required by consulates.
Effective January 1, 2017, the Law Society no longer offers complimentary notary letters to lawyers in Alberta. Requests for a notary letter must be made in writing to the Law Society of Alberta, and are subject to fees outlined in the Law Society fee schedule.
To obtain a notary letter, contact Membership by email or at 403.229.4700.