The Law Society in conjunction with the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) has developed two online courses that the Responsible Lawyer must take before or shortly after being approved by the Law Society. The courses are not pass/fail but rather educational in purpose.
The courses can be found on the LESA website. In order to sign on, however, LESA must provide access to each Responsible Lawyer and provide a sign-on and password. Currently this process is being facilitated by the Law Society once the Responsible Lawyer remits the Application.
Our Trust Safety Responsible Lawyer and Trust Account Approval Protocol was developed as a reference to lawyers regarding the Responsible Lawyer application process. It provides information on the requirements set out in the Rules, factors that are considered in both applications and revocations, the process to follow to apply, and appeals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about the Law Society’s Trust Accounting and Safety Program? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.