Whether you are looking for someone to look after your practice while on sabbatical or seeking a more experienced lawyer to provide guidance, the Law Society’s Practice Management Department offers Locum Connect, Mentor Express, Mentor Connect and On-Site Support.
Sole and small firm practitioners in Alberta can register to participate in SoloNet – an online community to share knowledge, ideas and experience. While the Law Society hosts the SoloNet forum as a proactive resource offered to sole and small firm practitioners, it is important for lawyers to know that forum discussions are independent of the regulatory function of the Law Society of Alberta. Discussions are not moderated by the Law Society. The Practice Advisors act as a conduit, as necessary, if there is important information or collective feedback that needs to be shared.
The Practice Advisors also operate AdvisorLink where lawyers or students-at-law are provided with the contact information for lawyers in the community who have agreed to serve as a resource to less experienced members of the Bar. These lawyers are available to answer one-off inquiries in a wide range of practice areas.
If you are an Alberta lawyer, articling student or law student facing personal problems, we encourage you to contact the Assist Program. While the Law Society is the primary funder of Assist, the program is operated independently and is voluntary and confidential. Individuals seeking help are not identified to the Law Society of Alberta or any other entity.