Book of Authorities
To assist parties to Law Society of Alberta hearings and pursuant to the Pre-Hearing and Hearing Guideline, the Tribunal Office has developed an online resource, the Tribunal Office Book of Authorities (Book of Authorities) containing frequently cited cases below. A party wishing to rely on a case included in the Book of Authorities need not reproduce that case. The parties remain responsible for providing copies (PDFs) of all other authorities to which they wish to refer. The Book of Authorities is meant to facilitate the hearing process by relieving parties of the need to copy or file frequently cited cases. It is not a complete list of relevant cases or a statement of law. Cases are added to and deleted from the Book of Authorities from time to time. Any questions or comments concerning the Book of Authorities, including recommendations for additions to or deletions from the list, should be directed to the Tribunal Office.

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Case Name Year Issue
Adams v. Law Society of Alberta, 2000 ABCA 240
2000Standard expected of lawyers
Boardwalk Reit LLP v Edmonton (City), 2008 ABCA 176
2008Reasonable apprehension of bias
Browne v Dunn, 1893 CanLII 65 (FOREP)
1893Contradicting witnesses
Foo v Law Society of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 151
2017Assault or threats by a lawyer
Groia v Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27
2018Civility and courtesy
Johnson (Re), 2014 LSBC 50
2014Civility and courtesy
Kuny v College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, 2017 MBCA 111
2017Disclosure required in an investigation vs. a hearing
Law Society of Alberta v Abbi, [1995] LSDD No 291
1995Assault or threats by a lawyer
Law Society of Alberta v Ayers, 2016 ABLS 41
2016Failure to serve clients
Law Society of Alberta v Bontorin, 2015 ABLS 9
2015Joint submissions