Albertans

How do you find or get legal help? Or do you? Legal problems are something many Albertans face in their lifetime, yet many people can’t find or get the help they need.

The Law Society of Alberta would like to understand if Albertans face barriers when finding or getting legal help. We launched a public engagement campaign that will run through December 8, 2017. We want to hear from as many Albertans as possible about their experiences finding and using lawyers and other service providers. We are also talking to Alberta lawyers to get their perspectives on the future of

How do you find or get legal help? Or do you? Legal problems are something many Albertans face in their lifetime, yet many people can’t find or get the help they need.

The Law Society of Alberta would like to understand if Albertans face barriers when finding or getting legal help. We launched a public engagement campaign that will run through December 8, 2017. We want to hear from as many Albertans as possible about their experiences finding and using lawyers and other service providers. We are also talking to Alberta lawyers to get their perspectives on the future of legal service delivery.

“We are committed to providing the public with opportunities to have discussions, ask questions and share their thoughts about getting legal advice or working with lawyers,” says Don Thompson, QC, Executive Director, Law Society of Alberta.

Join the conversation by sharing a story, completing the short survey, participating in an online discussion forum, and asking questions. There are also opportunities to participate in person, view the key dates on the right side of this page.

  • Supreme Court of Canada Endorses A New Approach to Self-Represented Litigants

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    The steady rise in the number of self-represented litigants, individuals who are not represented by lawyers, presents challenges in the Canadian justice system.

    The steady rise in the number of self-represented litigants, individuals who are not represented by lawyers, presents challenges in the Canadian justice system.

  • Justice System Needs to Modernize and Provide Tech-Based Solutions to Reach Millennials

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago


    The survey conducted for The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) found that if faced with a legal problem that required them to seek out legal information, Millennials were most likely to search online to find this information (49%).


    The survey conducted for The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) found that if faced with a legal problem that required them to seek out legal information, Millennials were most likely to search online to find this information (49%).

  • Aspire Legal Access Initiative: The future is now

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    “We should start an incubator!”

    “We should start an incubator!”

  • Manitoba Commits to Significant Family Law Reform

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    The Manitoba government is committing to reform the current family law system in Manitoba in order to make it more accessible, and improve wellness and outcomes for families, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

    The Manitoba government is committing to reform the current family law system in Manitoba in order to make it more accessible, and improve wellness and outcomes for families, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

  • Family Law Incubator will prepare graduates for changing legal market

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    Experiential learning model gets new lawyers ready to successfully meet clients' needs.

    Experiential learning model gets new lawyers ready to successfully meet clients' needs.

  • 'Action is desperately needed': Senators recommend 50 ways to fix Canada's courts

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    Committee says accused killers and child molesters are on the loose due to court delays

    Committee says accused killers and child molesters are on the loose due to court delays

  • Alberta prosecutors at 'breaking point' as abandoned cases pile up

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    Alberta prosecutors say they are at a "breaking point" and have abandoned many more serious criminal cases than the public knows – far more than the 15 cases that came to light on Tuesday in Provincial Court in Edmonton.

    Alberta prosecutors say they are at a "breaking point" and have abandoned many more serious criminal cases than the public knows – far more than the 15 cases that came to light on Tuesday in Provincial Court in Edmonton.

  • Why people representing themselves in court are clogging the justice system

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    Do-it-yourselfers flood a system set up for lawyers and judges

    Do-it-yourselfers flood a system set up for lawyers and judges

  • New Alberta legislation does away with court warrants for minor infractions

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    Legislative changes set to take effect next week are aimed at freeing up police officers and court staff from the time-consuming task of issuing and processing warrants for minor bylaw infractions, the Alberta government says.

    Legislative changes set to take effect next week are aimed at freeing up police officers and court staff from the time-consuming task of issuing and processing warrants for minor bylaw infractions, the Alberta government says.

  • Law society's new policy compels speech, crossing line that must not be crossed

    by Law Society of Alberta, over 1 year ago

    At the core of free speech is the liberty to criticize the content of the law. For no one is this more important than lawyers

    At the core of free speech is the liberty to criticize the content of the law. For no one is this more important than lawyers