The Law Society of Alberta governs in the public interest by maintaining and strengthening an independent legal profession. It protects the public, and promotes a high standard of legal services and professional conduct among lawyers.
The Law Society of Alberta receives the authority to regulate the legal profession from the Legal Profession Act. It sets out Rules and a Code of Conduct for lawyers in Alberta.
In serving the public interest, it has a complaints process for members of the public. The Conduct department reviews all complaints about lawyer conduct or competency.
Hearings & Outcomes
As the regulatory body of Alberta lawyers, the Law Society of Alberta is authorized under the Legal Profession Act to conduct hearings once citations are laid, and to communicate information about the outcomes of hearings.
The Law Society of Alberta posts in this section Notices to the Profession and Hearing Reports regarding suspensions, disbarments, and other disciplinary action.
If members of the public or the legal profession seek lawyer or custodian information, please use Lawyer Directory first. If you seek more specific information, please submit a report request.
If members of the public have suffered any financial losses from working with their lawyers or as a consequence of the services provided by a lawyer, they may be entitled to make a claim. The Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association, connected with the Law Society of Alberta, handles all Financial Claims made by lawyers and members of the public.
Unauthorized Practice of Law
The Law Society of Alberta’s Rules and Code of Conduct also set out rules about the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and how these may be reported.