Membership & Benefits


Canadian lawyers stay sharp through membership in the CBA. Whether through penetrating insights on the latest trends or attending our focused, leading edge professional development courses, smart lawyers know we’re their most valuable resource.

Connections: With over 36,000 – including 5,200 members in Alberta – you can connect and network with your peers from every practice area around the province and across the country.

Expertise: We offer a wealth of live, local and on-demand professional development programs to keep you up to date. Since the start of the pandemic, hundreds of programming hours were created specifically to respond to our rapidly changing environment, and through CBA Alberta Sections we offer nearly 500 PD programs each year.

Influence: The CBA gives you a voice at the table with government, courts, and regulators, ensuring the issues that impact the profession or your clients are heard. In matters of government policy and law reform, we’re the only organization that promotes your interest as a member of the legal profession both in Alberta and nationally.

Resources: We are committed to keeping you updated on local legislative changes, justice sector issues, emerging technologies, and wellness tips through our provincial and national databases of toolkits and resources. You will also have member-only access to the CBA Alberta job board, Alberta’s #1 destination for legal careers.

Savings: Your membership with the CBA Alberta gives you two great ways to save – MemberPerks, a lifestyle discount program that will save you $1000s each year where you love you shop, eat and play, and CBA Advantage which offers members savings on the personal and professional services to help you meet your practice needs and priorities.