Request for Legal Services

Contract Review General Information

Legal Advice General Information


Memo re: Trade-mark or Official Mark

So You Want to Have a Contest?

A Few Principles on Legal Privilege

Things to know about Contracts at the University

Ensuring Consistency and Accuracy in Program Descriptions


Legal Services at the University: Office of General Counsel 101 (slides)

Legal Services at the University: Office of General Counsel 101 (presentation)

Contract Review and Signing Authority

Navigating the Contract Review and Signing Authority Policy: Beyond the RSO, the Top 10 University Offices to Know

Agreements and MOUs

SMS Agreements

Policies and Procedures

General Counsel FAQ

Code of Student Behaviour

Conflict Policy - Conflict of Interest and Commitment, and Institutional Conflict

Contract Review and Signing Authority Policy and Associated Procedures

Retention of External Legal Counsel Procedure

Trademarks and Licensing Policy

Guidelines for accepting service of Legal Claims and initial steps after service

Related University of Alberta Websites


Finance, Procurement & Planning

Information and Privacy Office

Records Management Office

Research Administrative Services

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance


Post-secondary Learning Act

Revised Statutes of Alberta

Federal Statutes & Regulations

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Guidance

In 2014, the federal government passed the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which is designed to prohibit the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages. CASL also prohibits:

  • Installing computer programs without consent (eg., spyware, viruses);
  • Altering transmission data;
  • Providing false or misleading information in a message; and
  • Harvesting addresses.

Given CASL’s wide intended application and significant administrative penalties, it has caused organizations, including the University of Alberta, to consider the nature and type of messages it provides to its various stakeholders.

The following resources are intended to provide additional background on CASL and its impact on the University of Alberta. The information is also intended to assist individuals and units through the steps required to ensure the university remains compliant with any obligations it may have under CASL.

Please note that the resources offered below provide a general outline of complex requirements and regulations and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.

If you have any specific questions about CASL and its impact after reviewing these resources, please contact the Office of General Counsel via

The resources may also be updated from time to time, so users should check back for the most recent versions.

Internal Resources:

External Resources:

Law Firms

Field Law

Ogilvie LLP

Law-Related Organizations

Law Society of Alberta

Canadian Bar Association