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Certificate of Standing
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.
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.
Certificate of Indemnity
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 Insurance prior to June 30, 2016, contact Membership Services.