In accordance with the Rules, there are three districts in Alberta. These are set out in Rule 8; the Northern District (that part of Alberta lying north of the 53rd parallel of latitude but excluding the City of Edmonton), the Central District (that part of Alberta lying between the 51st and 53rd parallels of latitude but excluding the City of Calgary and the City of Edmonton) and the Southern District (that part of Alberta lying south of the 51st parallel of latitude but excluding the City of Calgary). General Candidates are candidates who reside in either Calgary or Edmonton.
A lawyer is eligible as a candidate in a district if the candidate both “resides in that district and the lawyer’s principal office of practice is located in that district”. (Subrule 9(2)). A lawyer who does not both reside and work in the district will be considered a general candidate for election and be included in the overall pool of candidates. All lawyers eligible for district candidacy will be identified upon confirmation of eligibility.