The Legal Archives
Society of Alberta
To understand the evolution of law and society in Alberta is to understand our past. The Legal Archives Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization preserving and promoting the province’s legal heritage.
Start your next project with us. We offer a personalized research service to support your research project - from family histories to academic papers.
LASA is continuing its role preserving and promoting the value of our legal heritage and the rule of law in Alberta. Leave your mark on Alberta’s legal history with a tax-deductible donation.
We can help you discover Alberta’s legal history and evolution of law and society. We offer an automated reference system along with personalized research services. With over 850 metres of records, our experienced team is available to assist with a myriad of research projects, including family histories, firm histories, academic papers and biographies.
Exhibits and interpretive displays have been constructed in courthouses throughout the province. These exhibits make use of documents and artifacts to celebrate and educate the public about the role of the legal community in the history of our province. With a stronger awareness of its important role in Alberta history, the legal profession develops a closer bond of service to Alberta society.
LASA provides archival consulting services to individuals, firms and organizations to help with their information retention and storage concerns. The purpose is to aid with the identification of files that are of historical and archival value. The Archives offers fee for service technical assistance and consultation with experts in the fields of archival preservation, conversion and repair.
RECENT NEWS: Book Release
People Principles Progress: The Alberta
Court of Appeal’s First Century 1914-2014
by David B. Mittelstadt
This is a real Alberta story - a compilation of many narratives - about real people, who were imbued with and devoted to principles, and who anonymously and unknown to most of their descendants, contributed to progress in Alberta society.