If you would like to provide pro bono legal services exclusively through an Approved Legal Services Provider, you can apply for Active Member, Pro Bono Legal Services status. You must have an active status before you can apply for Pro Bono Legal Services status.
Active members of the Law Society of Alberta who are entitled to practise law may apply by submitting:
- An Application for Active Member, Pro Bono Legal Services
- Inactive membership fee (fee schedule) payable to the Law Society of Alberta (making a payment)
If you need to apply for reinstatement prior to becoming an active member for Pro Bono Legal Services status, you are exempt from paying the reinstatement application fee.
Approved Legal Services Providers
The current list of Approved Legal Services Providers is provided on the Law Society Website.
The Active Member, Pro Bono Legal Services status requires an annual membership fee equivalent to the inactive member fee.
Pro bono services provided by Approved Legal Services Providers are automatically covered under the group policy (see Indemnity and Indemnity Exemptions).
Active members providing pro bono legal services may not engage in the practice of law outside the scope of the Approved Legal Services Provider.
Registration of a Professional Corporation or a Limited Liability Partnership is not available to lawyers in this category of membership.