Ryan D. Anderson, KC, is the Incoming President-Elect for 2024–25
Ryan D. Anderson, KC, was acclaimed as the incoming President-Elect at the Nov. 30 Board meeting. He will join Deanna Steblyk, KC, who will take over as President from Bill Hendsbee, KC, in February for the 2024–25 term.
Mr. Anderson obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and his law degree from the University of Calgary. He returned to his rural roots after law school and has been living in his hometown of Magrath and practicing in the Lethbridge area. His practice consists of agricultural transactions and finance, wills and estates, and family law disputes, including work as a mediator.
To ensure representation from across the province, representatives from the Northern, Central and Southern districts are elected to serve as District Representatives. Mr. Anderson has served as the Southern District representative since 2018 when he joined the Bencher Table. The Law Society has not had a President-Elect from the Southern District since 2009 – 2010 when Justice Rod Jerke of Lethbridge held the position.
“I have loved being a lawyer and serving my clients over the last 20 years. The opportunity to be a Bencher for the last six years and serving the public interest by helping guide our profession has been an amazing experience. The Law Society of Alberta has an obligation to serve in the public interest. I believe one of the best ways to do this is to have a healthy legal profession. The lawyers I know have a strong interest in helping their clients. My hope is we can help give lawyers the tools and resources needed so they are able to serve their clients in a quickly changing world, said Mr. Anderson.
During his time as Bencher, Mr. Anderson has served on several committees and task forces. He is the current chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, Chair of the Real Estate Practice Advisory Committee, and sits on the Executive Committee. He has also served on the Conduct, Lawyer Competence, and Policy and Regulatory Reform Committees to name a few.
Outside of his role as Bencher, Mr. Anderson has served in many areas including the Chair of a non-profit serving individuals with developmental disabilities, Legal Education Society of Alberta Board Member, Lethbridge Bar Association, and the Economic Development Committee. He has taught courses for the Lethbridge College (Business Law), Lethbridge Public Legal Education (Wills and Estates), and the Legal Education Society of Alberta (Child Welfare, Family Law, and Agricultural Real Estate). He recently received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his service in the Province.