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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Toll Free 1-877-644-9992

Legal, Education and Government Services


Lawyers serve as advisors and problem-solvers. They study and interpret the law to advise clients of their rights and legal obligations. They represent client interests in legal transactions and proceedings.


Law Society of Alberta
Suite 700
333 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 1L9

Call: 403-229-4700
Toll-free: 1-800-661-9003


Under Alberta’s Legal Profession Act [pdf], you must be a registered member of the Law Society of Alberta (LSA) to practice law in Alberta or call yourself a Lawyer.

What You Need

To register as a lawyer in Alberta, you need:

For details about registration requirements, contact the LSA or visit the LSA website.

Working in Alberta

Lawyers who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be able to register in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the LSA.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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