Why Join?

A CBA Alberta membership is an investment in your career and a commitment to your profession. Connect with the people, events, knowledge and skills you need for career-long success while developing meaningful relationships with lawyers in Alberta and across Canada.


As the largest national association for legal professionals, the CBA Alberta delivers what you need to thrive in your career and to navigate life changes. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to grow or well established, the CBA can keep you sharp.

Did you know? All CBA members get complimentary access to more than 50 professional development programs nationally – with more on the way!

Select each icon below to see everything that the CBA and Alberta Branch have to offer:

Get deep insights on the latest trends, up-to-the-minute information on courts and governments, business and technology solutions, and practice management resources.

Handbooks & Reports

Developed by lawyers, for lawyers, our library of handbooks and reports has the information you need in your daily practice.

Interventions & Submissions

We prepare court and government interventions and submissions to improve the law and the administration of justice.

Online Resources

Access CBA PracticeLink online for guidance and tools to help you manage your legal future.

Professional initiatives

CBA initiatives are projects that advocate for change. We offer innovative strategies and plans, while being a source of tools in areas like Truth & Reconciliation, Equal Justice and Legal Futures.

CBA Alberta Publications

Stay on top of changes in provincial legislation, and the important news, trends and decisions of the moment with the Legislative Summary, our digital publication Law Matters, and exclusive member e-newsletters.

CBA National Publications

Get the latest in stories, interviews and analysis on changes to federal legislation, legal practice and your profession with CBA National Magazine, or pick up the Canadian Bar Review, our peer-reviewed journal combines theory and practice to shape discussions on today’s most relevant legal issues.

Attend purposeful networking opportunities that enable you to build lasting connections within and outside your area of practice, from coast to coast to coast.


We respond to government initiatives to protect the legal profession’s core values. Our CBA Alberta Agenda for Justice addresses issues such as justice system resources, judicial independence and adequate funding for legal aid.


Connect with lawyers who work in your area of practice or share common interests and attend regular professional development in-person or online with one of our 65+ North or South Alberta Sections.

Committees & Subcommittees

Join us to work on issues that matter to you, from access to justice to equity, diversity and inclusion; legislative review to leader development, and so much more.

CBA Community

CBA Community is our new virtual networking platform where you can stay connected with your colleagues though engaging conversations and virtual network-building.


Stay connected by volunteering your knowledge and skills on issues and practice areas that matter to you, through committees, Sections, mentorship, and other opportunities.

Law Students & Young Lawyers

Let us help you become the lawyer you want to be! We support law students and young lawyers with exclusive programming including complimentary or discounted professional development, mentor programs, and affordable membership rates.

Member Savings

Through member savings programs, members can access exclusive savings on everyday products and services such as home electronics, travel and dining, insurance, business solutions and even brand new vehicles.

Access professional and career development resources, including job boards, mentorship opportunities and lawyer wellness programs to keep you one step ahead.

CBA Alberta Mentorship

Build community with CBA Alberta mentor programs for law students and young lawyers.

Complimentary PD

Your CBA membership now gives you access to more than 50 professional development programs from across Canada – included with your membership.

National conferences

Attend annual national conferences to enhance your expertise, gain knowledge and network with leading professionals in your area of practice.

Live & Local PD

Take advantage of over 400 online or in-person PD events throughout the year, delivered by CBA Alberta Sections and our popular Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Forum series.

On-Demand PD

Instantly stream professional development programs from our on-demand catalogue of webinars.

CBA Well-Being

Today’s demands on legal professionals can be overwhelming. Access our well-being programs, including The Well-Being Hour, complimentary well-being PD and Dear Advy, our CBA advice column

Career Centre

The CBA Alberta job board is the premier destination in the province for job seekers and hiring departments alike.


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