September 20, 2018
Join the Conversation About Part-time Membership Fees
Have you ever thought about practising part-time? Are you already practising part-time? 

Over the years, the Law Society has received many requests from Alberta lawyers to consider a part-time fee option. While no decisions have been made, we are looking at options to introduce a part-time membership fee. 

We encourage you to visit our engagement website to learn more and fill out a 10 minute survey. The information gathered from the survey will help inform any decisions about potential part-time membership fees. As a token of our appreciation for your time and feedback, you can enter a draw at the end of the survey to win a complimentary LESA course of your choice (excludes multi-day programs).

We want to hear from you. The survey will be available until Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 
Indigenous Education Series: Truth and Reconciliation 101
The Law Society of Alberta is committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. We are providing free education opportunities for lawyers on Indigenous issues. The first seminar will be:

Truth and Reconciliation 101
Tuesday, October 23
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Danish Canadian Club (727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3)

We are pleased to welcome speakers Chief Wilton Littlechild, QC, and Professor Kathleen Mahoney, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created by the Indian Residential Settlement Agreement. For six years the Commission traveled across Canada to gather the stories of survivors. They listened and they honoured their stories with action. At the end of the Commission's journey, they created the 94 Calls to Action. These Calls to Action are to ensure that history does not repeat itself. They are also to encourage reconciliation in Canada. What does this mean for the legal profession? How can we honour the legacy of those survivors and those who did not make it home?

Register for in-person seminar Password: TRC101 (limited to the first 100 registrations)

Register for the live webcast (limited to the first 500 registrations)

Future Topics (dates and registration not yet available)

November 2018
Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

February 2019
One Day Conference 
Topics will include: Treaty 101, Indigenous Laws, Consultation, Business Development, Child Welfare and Gladue Reports

March 2019 
Indigenous Governance and Sovereignty

May 2019 
Aboriginal Case Law Updates
The Law Society of Alberta offers a variety of programs for Alberta lawyers including Locum Connect , Mentor Connect , AdvisorLink and SoloNet .