April 18, 2023

Feedback Required on Early Years Training Program Development

In December 2020, the Benchers approved the development of a continuing professional development (CPD) program for lawyers in their early years of practice. The Law Society first completed work to build the Professional Development Profile for Alberta Lawyers as the foundation of its overarching CPD program, which will be essential to the development of the new early years program.


The Law Society is now working with the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) to develop the early years program. As we begin this work, we are seeking input from Alberta lawyers, students-at-law and firms. The information gathered through the survey will help inform the decisions of the Law Society and LESA as content and online learning methods are developed and finalized. 

Once developed, the early years training program will assist practising lawyers with their CPD planning.

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Lawyer Program Available: Locum Connect 

The Law Society of Alberta offers Locum Connect as a free service for lawyers looking for, or offering, work as a locum. The program connects lawyers with potential employers from across Alberta.


Law Firms and Organizations


Employers can search our list of locum candidates available for work, or register a new opportunity on behalf of their firm/organization. They can craft the terms of a locum engagement to reflect the needs and requirements of the position they are looking to fill.

A locum can benefit a law practice by: 


  • providing coverage on short-notice;
  • handling specific files or projects;
  • alleviating workloads during an unexpected surge in business; or
  • allowing for short-term contracts when hiring full-time is not feasible.




Lawyers can register as a locum candidate to serve as a short-term employee or independent contractor, full-time or part-time, and can specify their preference for working on-site or remotely. They can browse the locum opportunity listing and inquire about an opportunity to learn more or apply for a position.

Please note: The Law Society does not vet candidates, firms or organizations. As well, the Law Society does not participate in any of the subsequent negotiations of the terms of engagement.

Learn more about Locum Connect or contact the Locum Connect Program Team if you have additional questions. 

Court of Appeal of Alberta Announcements

Ceremonies Honouring the 2020 and 2022 King's Counsel Recipients

Induction ceremonies for the 2020 and 2022 King’s Counsel recipients were deferred due to COVID-19. The Courts are now proceeding with formal ceremonies honouring members of the Alberta bar who were appointed King’s Counsel in 2020 and 2022.

For Southern Alberta

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2020 KC appointments)
  • Wednesday, Sept.13, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2022 KC appointments)

The ceremonies will be held in Courtroom 1801 of the Calgary Courts Centre, 601 – 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta.

For Northern Alberta

  • Friday, June 2, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2020 KC appointments)
  • Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 at 4 p.m. (for 2022 KC appointments) 

The ceremonies will be held in Courtroom 317 of the Law Courts building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta.

Recipients will be contacted with the details of the ceremonies.

View full announcement.

Amendments to Part 14 of the Alberta Rules of Court and the Consolidated Practice Directions Effective April 30, 2023

Amendments have been made to Part 14 of the Alberta Rules of Court, which take effect April 30, 2023, to incorporate the existing filing and formatting requirements for documents electronically filed in the Court of Appeal Management System (CAMS), to remove references to paper documents and make other minor housekeeping changes.

Consequential amendments have also been made to the Consolidated Practice Directions of the Court of Appeal of Alberta effective April 30, 2023.

Given that the amendments to both the Rules of Court and the Consolidated Practice Directions include provisions respecting Condensed Books, the Dec.18, 2020 Notice to the Profession and Public – Condensed Books is repealed.

View the full announcement

2024 Court of Appeal Sitting Dates

The 2024 Court of Appeal Sitting Dates have been made available. 

View the full announcement

Reminder: Federal Court Bulletins Subscription

The Federal Court is transferring its Practice and Media bulletin distribution process to a new e-mail distribution management application (Cyberimpact). To maintain your subscription, please click on the links below and provide your email address.


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