Thank you from the Law Society of Alberta

October 27, 2022

The Law Society would like to thank all lawyers who completed The Path – Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada (Law Society of Alberta) by the Oct. 20 deadline.

The decision to mandate this training for all active lawyers in Alberta was integral to the Law Society’s commitment to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #27, which calls upon Canadian law societies to ensure all lawyers receive Indigenous Cultural Competency Training. This decision is also consistent with our Strategic Plan, where we have made Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, along with Lawyer Competence, two of the four strategic goals.

This was the first time a specific course was mandated for all active Alberta lawyers and we want to commend the profession for your participation in this shared professional development requirement. We are also appreciative of the helpful feedback we’ve received about the course and the process along the way.

While this was an important step, the Law Society remains committed to advancing truth and reconciliation in the profession and will continue to engage lawyers with further opportunities.