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|September 27, 2019
Law Society of Alberta Responds to Issues in the Articling System
The Law Society of Alberta, in conjunction with the law societies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, conducted two surveys in May through June 2019 to better understand the current state of the articling system across the three provinces. Read the statement.
|October 11, 2018
Government of Alberta Announces New Legal Aid Governance Agreement
Working closely with Legal Aid Alberta and the Law Society of Alberta, the Government of Alberta developed a new framework for Legal Aid Alberta to do their work. Read the statement.
|May 23, 2018
Robin Camp Reinstatement Application Approved
Following a public hearing on November 17, 2017 and careful consideration through a public hearing process, Robin Camp’s application to be reinstated as a lawyer in Alberta was approved on May 22, 2018. Read the media statement.
|October 11, 2017
Law Society of Alberta Launches Public Engagement
The Law Society of Alberta would like to understand if Albertans face barriers when finding or getting legal help. Read the news release
|February 15, 2017
Shawn Beaver Disbarred Following Law Society Hearing
The Law Society of Alberta (Law Society) announced today that Edmonton lawyer Shawn Beaver has been disbarred from practising law in Alberta following a formal disciplinary hearing. Read the news release.
|November 28, 2016
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta v. Board of Governors of the University of Calgary Appeal
The Law Society is pleased with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the right of clients to have private and privileged communications with their lawyers. Read the media statement.
|June 8, 2016
Alberta Lawyers Support Fort McMurray Residents through Free Dial-a-Lawyer Service
In response to the wildfires in Fort McMurray and area, members of the access to justice community are partnering to offer legal assistance to those affected by the wildfires. Read the media statement
|May 5, 2016
Law Society of Alberta mourns the loss of lawyer Bill Code, QC
The Law Society of Alberta was saddened to hear of the passing of William Everett Code, QC, former Bencher and President (1981 – 1982) of the Law Society. Read the media statement.
|April 4, 2016
Law Society of Alberta mourns the loss of former Chief Justice Kenneth Moore
The Law Society of Alberta was saddened to hear of the passing of the Honourable Kenneth Moore, former Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. Read the media statement.
|February 25, 2016
Correction to Inaccuracies in Media Coverage Regarding Ezra Levant
The Law Society of Alberta would like to correct inaccurate information reported by the media regarding a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Mr. Ezra Levant next week in Calgary. Read the media statement.
|November 27, 2015
Legal Aid Alberta Review
The Law Society of Alberta commends Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley’s November 25 announcement of a review of legal aid services in the province. Read the media statement.
|November 13, 2015
The Results Are In: 39 Per Cent of Alberta’s Legal Profession Voted in Law Society’s First Entirely Online Election
|October 31, 2014
Province Takes First Step Toward Sustainable Legal Aid Funding
|June 13, 2014
Lawyer David Blott Disbarred Following Law Society’s Acceptance of Resignation
The Law Society of Alberta received, heard and approved an application for resignation in the face of discipline from Calgary lawyer David Blott. As a result, Mr. Blott is prohibited from practising law in Alberta. Read the media statement.
|January 15, 2014
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Appoints New Public Representatives to Law Society Board
The Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General has appointed two new Public Representatives, Glen Buick and Robert Dunster, to sit on the Law Society of Alberta’s Board. Read the news release.
|March 14, 2013
The Law Society of Alberta Addresses Inaccuracies in CBC News Report
The Law Society of Alberta takes issue with several statements in a CBC News report aired and published March 12, 2013, regarding Mr. Arthur Kent and his dealings with our organization. Read the news release.
|January 8, 2013
Addendum to Law Society November 30, 2012 News Release
|November 30, 2012
Law Society Underlines Independent Complaint Process
Given the recent news articles related to the selection of lawyers to represent the Province of Alberta in tobacco court cases, questions have been raised as to how complaints against lawyers are dealt with by the Law Society of Alberta. Read the news release.
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