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Approved Legal Services Providers for the Public

(1 days ago) The Public Interest Law Clinic’s (PILC) mission is to advocate effectively for systemic change that values and advances the well-being of the public and the environment. They engage in legislative reform and strategic litigation to help public interest clients influence the direction of public law and policy.

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Legal Research: Guidance for Inactive Lawyers

(1 days ago) Inactive lawyers, as members of the Law Society, must comply with all obligations contained in the Legal Profession Act, the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta and the Code of Conduct. The provisions related to conflicts, confidentiality and privilege will apply when an inactive lawyer is …

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Book of Authorities – Law Society of Alberta

(3 days ago) Book of Authorities. To assist parties to Law Society of Alberta hearings and pursuant to the Pre-Hearing and Hearing Guideline, the Tribunal Office has developed an online resource, the Tribunal Office Book of Authorities containing frequently cited cases below. A party wishing to rely on a case included in the Tribunal Office Book of

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CPD Tips: Substantive Legal Knowledge

(4 days ago) Constitutional law is in the background of many areas of law and there is a large body of case law that exists around Charter issues. Consider reviewing some of the key cases to remain current on areas that form the foundation of our society.

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2021 Canadian Violence Link Conference – Law Society of Alberta

(8 days ago) 2. Lawyers are obligated to independently verify statements of law, procedure or fact made to them by the Advisor, before relying on them. 3. AdvisorLink must not be used as a substitute for the lawyers’ own thorough research and analysis or for the lawyers’ own professional judgment.

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Law Society of Alberta Introduces Innovation Sandbox – Law …

(2 days ago) The Law Society will assess a complaint to determine the nature of the complaint, the issues raised and whether a complaint may be resolved through additional support. If the complaint is resolved to the satisfaction of the contact person, then no further steps are required. Complaints are handled through a process that is fair for both the

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Types of Complaints

(7 days ago) The Law Society can address many different kinds of concerns through the Complaint Process. However, some matters may not require discipline of the lawyer involved or early intervention with the lawyer’s practice, while other matters may not fall within the Law Society’s jurisdiction. Here are a few examples:

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Ethical and Effective Advertising

(Just Now) The Law Society of Alberta implemented a new Code of Conduct in 2011. Its wording is based on the Federation of Law Societies’ Model Code of Professional Conduct. Alberta adopted the Model Code’s advertising rules and retained our own long-standing advertising rules about firm names and the manner in which firm members must be described.

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2021 Canadian Violence Link Conference – Law Society of Alberta

(4 days ago) The Canadian Violence Link Conference is an opportunity for stakeholders whose work intersects with the Violence Link to gather, learn and network. This event runs from Nov. 4 – 5, 2021. You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Violence Link and learn about the latest trends and intervention strategies designed to end

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Law Society of Alberta and ALIA Vendor Form – Law Society of …

(Just Now) Law Society of Alberta and ALIA Vendor Form. Please complete and submit the form below to ensure that you are set up as a vendor for the Law Society and ALIA’s direct payment system. For details regarding your account information, please review this example cheque for reference. After you have completed your submission, you will receive an

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2021 Prosecution of Animal Abuse Conference – Law Society of …

(9 days ago) Allied professionals working in any field involved in prosecuting crimes against animals. These could be: animal enforcement and animal protection officers, the police, SPCAs and Humane Societies, law and policymakers, academics and other members of the prosecutorial community. Students who are currently articling in Crown/Prosecution offices.

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Court Clerkships

(3 days ago) A court clerkship is when part of the articling term is served with a court or judge under section 38(2) of the Act. When you choose this option, the term of your articles with the courts and firm must add to a minimum total of 11 months up to a maximum of 15 months. A minimum of three of these months must be spent articling with a principal who is an active member of the Law Society and

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Digital Law Tea Time Talk: Innovation Sandbox – Law Society of …

(Just Now) Digital Law Tea Time Talk: Innovation Sandbox. On October 1, 2021, the Benchers approved the creation of an Innovation Sandbox at the Law Society of Alberta. The Innovation Sandbox allows the Law Society to support innovators in testing new ideas and models for the delivery of legal services in a controlled environment, with the Law Society

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Communicating with the Court

(5 days ago) When the communication is authorized or permitted by law: even if procedural rules appear to allow a lawyer to take a step without notice, consider giving notice. For example, the Rules of Court appear to permit a lawyer to apply for case management and merely serve notice on the opposing parties. It is a best practice for the lawyers to reach

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Applying to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services

(2 days ago) Active members of the Law Society of Alberta who are entitled to practise law apply for Pro Bono status online through the Lawyer Portal by submitting: An Active Member, Pro Bono Legal Services application. If you are a responsible lawyer, you must attach and submit proof that …

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ISSP Student Application

(5 days ago) Indigenous Law Student Summer Employment Program. ISSP Student Application. ISSP Student Application. Please fill in the information below for the Indigenous Summer Student Program. The 2L Employer listings will be updated as firm/organization applications are received throughout the program year. The 1L Employer listings will be updated in

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Working Remotely – Applying the National Mobility Rules

(Just Now) Practising law in Alberta means engaging in the practice of law while physically in Alberta, or with respect to the law of Alberta while physically outside the province. This includes providing legal services respecting federal jurisdiction in Alberta. Appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal or Tax Courts, or before a federal

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2021/22 Queen’s Counsel Application and Review Process – Law …

(3 days ago) 2. Lawyers are obligated to independently verify statements of law, procedure or fact made to them by the Advisor, before relying on them. 3. AdvisorLink must not be used as a substitute for the lawyers’ own thorough research and analysis or for the lawyers’ own professional judgment.

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Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Online World

(9 days ago) A top priority for all law firms and corporate legal departments is to ensure that online activities are protected. Without this protection, law firms and legal departments risk incidents ranging from minor inconveniences to complete and total loss of services and information.

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Indigenous Initiatives

(7 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta is committed to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #27 in a thoughtful and collaborative way that builds and strengthens relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities. Indigenous Land Acknowledgements.

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Paying Practice Debts

(1 days ago) The practice of law, while concerned primarily with the delivery of professional services, has a significant business component. As law firms grow larger and society more complex, the business aspects of practice assume increasing importance in the eyes of many lawyers. At all times, however, the lawyer remains a professional and has an

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Indigenous Cultural Competency Resources

(8 days ago) Indigenous Cultural Competency Resources. The following resources were curated by the Law Society’s Indigenous Initiatives Liaison. If you have suggestions for other resources, please send an email and your suggestion will be considered. Direct links to materials are provided where possible.

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AI and Your Legal Business: Artificial Intelligence and Its …

(6 days ago) Top­ics may include, among oth­ers: Nat­ur­al Lan­guage Pro­cess­ing (NLP) applied in law; how machines can under­stand legal lan­guages; the state of the art of AI and Machine Learn­ing applied in law. First pre-recorded lecture available: November 6, 2021. Live lectures: 10 a.m. – …

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About the Indigenous Summer Student Program

(Just Now) The Law Society of Alberta works with law firms and organizations as well as law schools across Canada to connect prospective employers with first and second year Indigenous law students. Over the past 16 years, the Indigenous Summer Student Program (ISSP) has received ongoing support from many law firms as well as government and other

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Billing Cycles, Filing Deadlines and Other Key Dates

(2 days ago) 2. Lawyers are obligated to independently verify statements of law, procedure or fact made to them by the Advisor, before relying on them. 3. AdvisorLink must not be used as a substitute for the lawyers’ own thorough research and analysis or for the lawyers’ own professional judgment.

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CPD Tips: Oral and Written Communications, Analytical and …

(6 days ago) 2. Lawyers are obligated to independently verify statements of law, procedure or fact made to them by the Advisor, before relying on them. 3. AdvisorLink must not be used as a substitute for the lawyers’ own thorough research and analysis or for the lawyers’ own professional judgment.

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Mentor Registration

(9 days ago) The Law Society can use any personal information it receives in connection with its mentorship programs and that it receives through any mentor eligibility checks: • To confirm that participants are eligible to participate and remain in its mentorship programs, • To help match mentors with mentees, and.

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New Notaries and Commissioners Act in force April 30, 2015

(5 days ago) As noted above, lawyers may describe themselves as barristers and solicitors, lawyers, or members of the Law Society of Alberta. Inactive or non-practicing members of the Law Society and students-at-law must also take extra steps to indicate their status. The maximum fine for non-compliance is now $1,000, up from $100. (Section 17.)

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Employee Theft on the Rise: Are You at Risk

(9 days ago) The Law Society has observed a trend of increased employee theft from law firm bank accounts. Employee theft exposes lawyers and law firms to personal financial risk. As described in the July 18 ALIAdvisory: “The Part B Misappropriation Indemnity (formerly known as Trust Safety coverage) under the Group Policy was designed to protect the

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Protecting Client Confidentiality and Data Security While Working …

(4 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta’s Trust Safety department for guidance and assistance with your trust account. Your insurance broker to determine what you need to preserve or access any cyber insurance coverage you have available. If you have any questions,

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Making A Payment To ALIA

(3 days ago) Unfortunately, the Law Society’s research indicates that it is not possible at this time for ALIA to charge a convenience fee when paying by credit card to compensate for the merchant banking fees. If the ability to offset such banking fees does become possible, the Law Society will revisit this issue.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

(6 days ago) Outside of the practice of law she volunteers at an array of charities, and is a member of the Assessment Review Board for the City of St. Albert. Ugo Ukpabi. Born in the south-eastern part of Nigeria, Ugo was admitted to the Nigerian bar in 1995 and practised corporate/commercial litigation with premier local law firms before leaving Nigeria

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Bencher Profile Series: Moira Váně

(3 days ago) Bencher Profile Series: Moira Váně. March 16, 2021. Back to Latest. When Moira Váně began practising law in 2003, she was aware of, and disheartened to see, women leaving the legal profession at a high rate. Fast forward 18 years later, Moira remains committed to finding ways for the profession to change so that more women stay in law and

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General Counsel & Director, Regulation Announcement

(8 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta is pleased to announce that Nancy Carruthers has accepted the role of General Counsel & Director, Regulation, effective immediately. Nancy joined the Law Society in 2005 as a Practice Advisor, providing confidential ethical and practice advice and delivering educational resources for lawyers.

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CPD Tips: Client Relationship Management

(Just Now) Managing client relationships is vital to a successful and competent practice. Many complaints received by the Law Society relate to client relationship management issues such as lawyers who don’t return phone calls, clients who don’t know the status of their files and clients who don’t understand the services they are receiving.

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Bencher Profile Series: Sandra Petersson – Law Society of Alberta

(9 days ago) The issues faced by law students in New Zealand years ago, are reminiscent of the issues being addressed at the Bencher table today around competence and wellness. “Back when I was a full-time academic, I had a young student in New Zealand come to me terribly distraught because she was getting a ‘C’ in her law courses.

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RECOMMENDED RULES OF PRACTICE RESPECTING REAL …

(2 days ago) OVERALL RATIONALE: To reduce the uncertainty and disagreements that often arise between lawyers concerning Real Property Reports. The Committee met for …

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Bencher Profile Series: Jim Lutz, QC

(4 days ago) Bencher Profile Series: Jim Lutz, QC. April 8, 2021. Back to Latest. Born and raised in Calgary, Jim Lutz, QC, grew up in the profession of law. “My dad is a retired Queen’s Bench judge and my sister was a lawyer, now a mediator. I really never thought of anything else to do as my own career path,” he laughs. Jim has stuck to the downtown

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Christopher Tahn

(6 days ago) 6. It is alleged that Christopher T. Tahn breached Rule 119.21 (4) of the Law Society of Alberta when he paid an invoice for legal fees from the trust account for his client’s family law matter without providing a billing to his client, J.A., and that such conduct is deserving of sanction; CO20170936. 7.

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A Mentoring Moment with John S.D. Kong

(2 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta offers Mentor Moments to acknowledge the contributions made by volunteer lawyers in the Mentor Connect Program and to encourage other Alberta lawyers to consider participating. We do not attempt to verify mentors’ statements in their Mentor Moment profiles and the opinions expressed are solely their own.

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