About Us


The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada. We have been championing Canadian lawyers and Canadian law since 1896 as the leader and the voice of Canada’s legal profession.

As essential ally and advocate for members of the legal profession, we promote fair justice systems, facilitate effective law reform, uphold equality in the legal profession and are devoted to eliminating discrimination.

The Alberta Branch is dedicated to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of our diverse members through professional development, mentorship programs, advocacy, and professional initiatives within the legal profession. We represent over 5,000 lawyers, students, and judges across Alberta.


We are dedicated to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of our diverse membership, and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.


  • To improve the law
  • To improve the administration of justice
  • To improve and promote access to justice
  • To promote equality in the legal profession and in the justice system
  • To improve and promote the knowledge, skills, ethical standards and well-being of members of the legal profession
  • To represent the legal profession nationally and internationally
  • To promote the interests of the members of The Canadian Bar Association


We are the essential ally and advocate of the legal profession and guardian of the rule of law in Canada. Our members are passionate about their Association: the good it brings to their lives and to the world. Staff and volunteers are inspired to exceed members’ expectations every day.


We keep our finger on the pulse of the legal profession, both nationally and internationally, and serve as a national voice for the Canadian legal profession.

Through strategic partnerships with leading thinkers and innovators, we offer penetrating insight on trends that affect the legal professional’s work. We also provide leading-edge professional development programs.

We keep abreast of world developments that impact Canada’s legal profession through affiliations with international associations, such as the Commonwealth Law Association, International Bar Association and the Union internationale des avocat(e)s.

The Alberta Branch serves its members through our offices located in Calgary and Edmonton. Through the work of our Executive, Board of Directors, various Sections, committees and task forces at the national and branch levels, we uphold our reputation as a professional, impartial voice on issues of note for the legal profession and the public.