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Lawyer

Lawyers study and interpret points of law to advise clients of their rights and legal obligations, and represent client interests in legal transactions and proceedings.

Contact

Law Society of Alberta
Suite 500, 919 - 11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada  T2R 1P3
Phone number: 403-229-4700
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-661-9003
Fax number: 403-228-1728
Website: www.lawsociety.ab.ca

Law Society of Alberta
Suite 800, Bell Tower, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T5J 0H8
Phone number: 780-429-3343
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-272-8839
Fax number: 780-424-1620
Website: www.lawsociety.ab.ca

Legislation

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

What You Need

Registration requires: (1) a Canadian common law degree, (2) one year of articling as a student-at-law, and (3) successful completion of the Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission Course (CPLED). For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the LSA website or contact the Law Society of Alberta.

Working in Alberta

Lawyers who are registered by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered lawyers in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory? and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated lawyers, see Lawyer Enrollment Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.

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