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February 15, 2017

Shawn Beaver Disbarred Following Law Society Hearing

The Law Society of Alberta (Law Society) announced today that Edmonton lawyer Shawn Beaver has been disbarred from practising law in Alberta following a formal disciplinary hearing.

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November 28, 2016

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta v. Board of Governors of the University of Calgary Appeal

The Law Society is pleased with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the right of clients to have private and privileged communications with their lawyers.

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June 8, 2016

Alberta Lawyers Support Fort McMurray Residents through Free Dial-a-Lawyer Service

In response to the wildfires in Fort McMurray and area, members of the access to justice community are partnering to offer legal assistance to those affected by the wildfires.

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May 5, 2016

Law Society of Alberta mourns the loss of lawyer Bill Code, QC

The Law Society of Alberta was saddened to hear of the passing of William Everett Code, QC, former Bencher and President (1981 – 1982) of the Law Society.

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April 4, 2016

Law Society of Alberta mourns the loss of former Chief Justice Kenneth Moore

The Law Society of Alberta was saddened to hear of the passing of the Honourable Kenneth Moore, former Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.

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February 25, 2016

Correction to Inaccuracies in Media Coverage Regarding Ezra Levant

The Law Society of Alberta would like to correct inaccurate information reported by the media regarding a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Mr. Ezra Levant next week in Calgary.

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November 27, 2015

Legal Aid Alberta Review

The Law Society of Alberta commends Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley’s November 25 announcement of a review of legal aid services in the province.

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November 13, 2014

The Results Are In: 39 Per Cent of Alberta's Legal Profession Voted in Law Society's First Entirely Online Election

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October 31, 2014

Province Takes First Step Toward Sustainable Legal Aid Funding

Premier Prentice and Minister of Justice Denis announced $5.5 million of funding for Legal Aid Alberta for this fiscal year, as part of the Alberta Government’s commitment to predictable and sustainable funding for the delivery of legal aid services in the province.

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June 13, 2014

Lawyer David Blott Disbarred Following Law Society’s Acceptance of Resignation

The Law Society of Alberta received, heard and approved an application for resignation in the face of discipline from Calgary lawyer David Blott. As a result, Mr. Blott is prohibited from practising law in Alberta.

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January 15, 2014

Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Appoints New Public Representatives to Law Society Board

The Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General has appointed two new Public Representatives, Glen Buick and Robert Dunster, to sit on the Law Society of Alberta’s Board of Directors. 

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March 14, 2013

The Law Society of Alberta Addresses Inaccuracies in CBC News Report

The Law Society of Alberta takes issue with several statements in a CBC News report aired and published March 12, 2013, regarding Mr. Arthur Kent and his dealings with our organization.

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January 8, 2013

Addendum to Law Society November 30, 2012 News Release
Law Society Underlines Independent Complaint Process

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November 30, 2012

Law Society Underlines Independent Complaint Process

Given the recent news articles related to the selection of lawyers to represent the Province of Alberta in tobacco court cases, questions have been raised as to how complaints against lawyers are dealt with by the Law Society of Alberta.

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