Law Society Welcomes New Bencher
By Steve Raby, QC, President, Law Society of Alberta
The Law Society of Alberta is pleased to announce that Grande Prairie lawyer Derek Van Tassell will be joining the Benchers upon the resignation of Don Scott who was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in the recent provincial election.
Mr. Van Tassell will represent the Northern District.
Mr. Van Tassell graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996 with a BA, and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1999. After his articles, which were completed in Grande Prairie, he commenced his practice which primarily consists of family law, civil litigation, and real estate. Over the years, Mr. Van Tassell has sat on several Law Society committees including the Pro Bono Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee, and the Continuing Competence Committee.
His appointment will be effective in June 2012.