Will the Law Society of Alberta Celebrate its Bicentenary?

  • Harry W. Arthurs University Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.


External changes — in demography and economy, in the domestic and global organization of power — are transforming the knowledge base of Canada’s legal profession, the relations amongst lawyers and between lawyers and their “relevant others,” and indeed the very notion of legal professionalism. This article explores the implication of these changes for the future of the profession’s governing bodies.