Darlene Scott was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She studied economics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta from 1978-1981 and obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1984. She is a senior partner in the Edmonton office of Dentons Canada LLP and practices in the areas of commercial law, real estate, and lending. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in corporate law, real estate, and financial services.
Darlene has been an instructor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Faculty of Extension, at Legal Education Society of Alberta Bar Admission Courses and has been a panelist and chair at numerous Legal Education Society of Alberta conferences. From 2009 – 2014, she has acted as a director and Secretary of Little Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood sexual abuse.
Darlene served as the Chair of the Alberta Law Foundation and served as Chair of the Law Society’s Conduct, as well as Credentials and Education and the Real Estate Practice Advisory Committees. Darlene served on the Nominating Committee in 2017 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Law Society since 2015.
Darlene became a board member in 2014. She currently serves as the President-Elect.
Note: Per s.12(4) of the Legal Profession Act, the President-Elect at the time of an election is to be considered an elected Bencher for the purposes of that election, and the name of the President-Elect is to be included on the ballot solely to reflect that that person is considered to have been elected.