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The Lawyer Directory allows people to search for information on a specific lawyer or find a lawyer who can help you with your legal issue based on certain search criteria.
Members of the public can find a lawyer to assist with their legal needs by searching by name, firm, location, practice areas, language(s) spoken, gender, and whether a lawyer offers limited scope retainers. There are approximately 7,500 lawyers in private practice who are eligible to provide legal assistance.
Please note that the Law Society of Alberta does not recommend or endorse individual lawyers. It is still up to the public to research and choose a lawyer based on their individual needs.
How to Use the Lawyer Directory
Please review the Lawyer Directory How-To Guide for a detailed explanation of the Lawyer Directory.
Finding a Specific Lawyer
To find the business contact information, practising status, discipline history and admission date for a specific practising lawyer or students-at-law registered with the Law Society of Alberta, enter their last name and/or first name into the fields below and click SEARCH.
Review the results to learn more about the specific lawyer.
Finding Lawyers Based on Your Legal Issue
To find a lawyer or list of lawyers who may be able to assist you with your legal issue, use the filters available in Advanced Search Options, including Practising Status, City/Town, Firm/Company Name, Gender, Languages Spoken and Practice Areas.
After selecting the appropriate filters, click SEARCH and the Lawyer Directory will generate a list of relevant lawyers. Review the results to learn more about the specific lawyer(s). For more information on using the Advanced Search in the Lawyer Directory, view our Lawyer Directory How-To Guide.
When using the Lawyer Directory to find a lawyer for your legal issue, please note the following:
- Not all lawyers have their contact information published in the Lawyer Directory. Those lawyers may not be taking on new clients, have roles inside companies or government, are non-practising, suspended, disbarred, or do not have a business address.
- To better understand what a lawyer’s practising status means and if they can assist you, refer to our how-to guide.
- To help you find which area of law is relevant to your legal issue, visit our Practice Areas resource for the public.
- For more information on the discipline and hearing record for an individual lawyer, visit the Law Society website.
- The Law Society of Alberta does not recommend or endorse individual lawyers. The Lawyer Directory is an online tool that simply provides access to the contact information of lawyers in the province. It is still up to the public to research and choose a lawyer based on their individual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The online Lawyer Directory is available to help Albertans find a lawyer. It allows people to search for a lawyer using a series of criteria, including location, area(s) of practice, language(s) spoken, gender and whether a lawyer offers limited scope retainers.
The Lawyer Directory provides contact information for all lawyers in Alberta. There are approximately 7,500 lawyers in private practice who you can reach out to for legal assistance. Using the available filters, you can easily pull a list of lawyers that meet your specific search criteria. This how-to guide explains how to find lawyers who may be able to help you with your legal issue. Please note that the Law Society does not recommend or endorse individual lawyers. It is still up to the public to research and choose a lawyer based on their individual needs.
We will continue to make updates to the Lawyer Directory and add additional resources where possible to help people navigate the tool more effectively.
The Lawyer Directory is accessible through our website here.
Please review our How-To Guide for help navigating the site and finding the right lawyer for your specific issue.
Figuring out what type of lawyer you need is often the most challenging part of dealing with a legal issue. Please review the Practice Areas resource on our website to help you understand what type of law might be applicable to your circumstances.
Lawyers’ profiles in the Lawyer Directory show their name, business address, phone number, if they are currently active (currently practising law) and the year they became a lawyer in Alberta (enrolment date).
They also display if a lawyer has any current citations, discipline history, notices or hearing reports against them. It is important to be informed about a lawyer’s previous conduct before contacting them regarding your legal issue. Please note that a lawyer’s profile will display any discipline history dating back to Jan. 1, 2015. To find discipline history before this date, visit the Regulation section of our website or contact the Law Society.
Beyond using the Lawyer Directory, another way for Albertans to find a lawyer is by using their own personal network. Often relatives, friends or colleagues have used a lawyer at one time or another and it may be helpful to ask about their experiences.
Many lawyers and firms also have websites that list information about their areas of practice, locations of practice and fees associated with their services so you can learn more.
Once you have completed your research and narrowed down your options to one or two lawyers you would like to contact, review the following resources on our website. It is important to understand the process of hiring a lawyer and know what to expect from the relationship before reaching out.
- Twelve Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer
- Understanding Lawyer Fees
- Working with a Lawyer
- Legal Information Resources
If you have further questions about using the Lawyer Directory, contact our Customer Service team via email or phone at 403.229.4700 or 1.800.661.9003 toll free. While the Customer Service team can help you navigate the Lawyer Directory as needed, the tool is meant to be used in a self-serve format. Customer Service will not provide contact information for specific lawyers over the phone or via email.
The Lawyer Directory can be accessed from any desktop computer and the site will be made mobile-friendly in the coming months. For those without access to a personal device, public libraries often provide public computers with free internet access. Visit your local library for more information.