membership_overview

Applying for Insurance

Each active member of the Law Society of Alberta is required to have professional liability insurance when practising law.

You may be exempt if you are employed by an organization, other than a law firm, and practise law solely in the scope of that employment. To review the information regarding exemption, see Rule 148.

To obtain professional liability insurance coverage, you must complete and submit the following documents and fees:

All forms are to be provided by fax, mail or email to Membership Services.

Additional Information

Pro Bono Services

For information about Pro Bono legal services, please visit Applying to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services.

Effective Date

The earliest effective date of your insurance status change will be the date your application was received in the Law Society’s Calgary office.

Levy Amounts

In calculating the levy, the actuary for the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) takes into account several factors. Read more ...

Voluntary Excess Program

The Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) recommends that law firms consider purchasing excess coverage for additional protection from the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA). Read more ...

Levy Surcharge

If you have a "claims paid" record, the insurance levy is subject to a surcharge for a period of five years.

If you have questions about surcharge amounts, please contact:

Veronica D’Souza
403-229-4719 or 1-800-661-1694
Email Veronica D'Souza

Reinstatement

If you are an active member, exempt from liability insurance and not practising law, you must first apply for reinstatement.