Applying for Exemption from Insurance

You may apply for an exemption if:

  • You are employed by an organization other than a law firm and practise solely in the scope of that employment
  • You do not practise law in Alberta
  • Your principal practice of law is within Canada, but outside Alberta

See Rule 148 for more information.

To apply for exemption, you must complete and submit an:

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

Additional Information

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.

Pro Bono Services

If you are an active member of the Law Society and provide pro bono services through:

  • Calgary Legal Guidance
  • Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic
  • Lethbridge Legal Guidance
  • Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre
  • Grande Prairie Legal Guidance

you are deemed exempt from liability insurance coverage. You are automatically covered under the Group professional liability insurance policy for this volunteer work. See Rule 148(2.1).


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