If you are an employer:
- Browse the locum listing for locums currently available and request a locum and/or
- Register a new locum opportunity.
If you are available for locum work:
- Register as a locum to add yourself to the locum listing and/or
- Browse the locum opportunity listing and inquire about an opportunity.
Please note: the Law Society does not vet candidates or firms, or participate in any of the subsequent negotiations or terms of engagement.
Who can serve as a locum?
Locums come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Any lawyer who is, or is eligible to be, an active, insured member of the Law Society of Alberta can ask to be added to Locum Connect.
Lawyers offering their services as locums may be recently admitted and either don’t want or can’t afford to establish an independent practice of their own just yet.
Perhaps the locum lawyer is returning from a break in work themselves and seeks the flexibility that a locum arrangement could provide while they continue to search for a full time position.
Perhaps they wish to live and work in other communities and experience different practice areas before entering into a long-term commitment.
Perhaps they are experienced practitioners wishing to slow down but not ready for full retirement.
Who can hire a locum through Locum Connect?
Any member of the Law Society of Alberta.
What role can locums serve?
The scope, length and nature of a locum engagement can vary.
It can extend to all facets of a lawyer’s practice while the lawyer is away on medical leave, maternity leave, sabbatical or simply taking a needed vacation. While the lawyer steps away, his practice and clients continue to be serviced promptly and professionally.
Engaging a locum may also be used to help during peak periods or backlogs when hiring an associate for a full time position isn’t warranted or feasible.
A locum may be brought in to assist on a big trial, do research or conduct document review and the engagement ends when the project does.
It might be full-time or part-time and may be done on-site or remotely.
Are locums guaranteed to find a position? Are firms guaranteed to find a locum?
No. Use of Locum Connect does not guarantee a placement.
How long do listings remain on Locum Connect?
To maintain the integrity and currency of the registry, listings are deleted after six months. Before that happens, we send a notice of the pending deletion. Listings can be renewed as many times as you wish.
Listings can be withdrawn from Locum Connect at any time.
Questions, comments or concerns?
Please email Locum Connect or call us at 1.800.661.9003.