Lawyer_Regulation

Lawyer Regulation

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.

Information Concerning Lawyers

In order to effectively do our job, we rely on you, whether you are a member of the public, another lawyer or a member of the business community, to share information about your experiences with lawyers. Read more about how to provide information concerning a lawyer. 

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.

Claims

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.