It is important for hearings to be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner, and this responsibility lies with our Tribunal Office. Our independent adjudicators ensure that proceedings are fair and conducted in the public interest. These adjudicators include Benchers (board members) and both appointed lawyers and members of the public.
The Tribunal Office:
- Provides independent advice and support to the adjudicators.
- Ensures that hearings are impartial and conducted in a manner that is timely, fair and transparent.
- Manages the hearing process, including scheduling pre-hearing conferences, hearings and complaint dismissal appeals.
- Issues, and in some cases, publishes, hearing decisions and outcomes.
If you have any questions regarding the Tribunal Office or our processes, please email us.
The following resources are available to help lawyers and the public understand further about past hearing cases and the hearing process.
Case Law Digest
The Case Law Digest features searchable summaries of Law Society of Alberta discipline cases dating back to 2014. You can search the Digest for a term, such as “misappropriation” and either read the short summary or click the link to read the full report in CanLII. The Digest is updated in June and December each year.
The Canadian Legal Information Institute, or CanLII, is a nonprofit funded by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. It provides you with free access to millions of documents from case law databases across the country. Search here to find further information about past decisions and hearings from the courts and other tribunals.
Act, Code and Rules
Read more about the Legal Profession Act and the Law Society of Alberta’s code and Rules here.