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.

Search for total: 55
Case Name Year Issue
Law Society of Alberta v Malcolm, 2016 ABLS 19
2016Failure to serve clients
Law Society of Alberta v. Souster, 2016 ABLS 1 (CanLII)
2016Misappropriation of trust funds (not by lawyer)
Law Society of Alberta v Engelking, 2016 ABLS 30
2016Failure to obtain client instructions
Law Society of Alberta v Bontorin, 2015 ABLS 9
2015Joint submissions
Riccioni v Law Society of Alberta, 2015 ABCA 62
2015Strict liability
Law Society of Alberta v Salmon, 2015 ABLS 2
2015Failure to serve clients
Rusnak v Shafir, 2015 ABQB 290
2015Duty of custodians to lawyer
Walton v Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 273
2014Contradicting witnesses
Johnson (Re), 2014 LSBC 50
2014Civility and courtesy
Law Society of Alberta v Rhandawa, 2014 ABLS 41
2014Assault or threats by a lawyer