The Alberta Law Foundation was established under the Legal Profession Act, effective April 1, 1973. The Foundation is the recipient of the interest which banks, credit unions, trust companies, and treasury branches must pay on clients' funds held in lawyers' general trust accounts. This does not include interest paid on a specific trust investment held for an individual client. The interest is made available by the Foundation to organizations engaged in activities which are considered to be in keeping with the Foundation's objects. The Foundation does not provide legal information and advice.
We are the voice of the legal profession and speak on issues that affect the judiciary, the administration of justice and our profession. The CBA is the premier provider of professional development for lawyers, ensuring that Albertans have the highest quality legal representation. The Alberta Branch promotes the work of lawyers through our public legal education programs and Law Day activities. We assist the public in accessing legal help by providing volunteers to assist non-profit organizations, advocating for expanded legal aid and promoting pro bono work by lawyers. The CBA-Alberta does this and more through the dedication of our members. These members include lawyers, judges and law students who volunteer their time to advance the profession and the public interest.
The Law Society of Alberta is the self governing body for Alberta's lawyers, whose mandate is to regulate the profession in the public interest.
As a regulator, the LSA sets standards and enforces those standards for Alberta lawyers.
To serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and professional conduct through the governance and regulation of an independent legal profession.