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Legal expert recommends following Alberta Law Society’s lead on rules for bartering

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:20 AM | By Ian Burns

The Law Society of Alberta has released a guideline that sets out rules by which lawyers in the province can engage in bartering for legal services, and a lawyer whose firm recently announced it would accept cryptocurrency for payment says other law societies would be advised to take a similar step because of a major evolution in how people pay for things.

When the issue of bartering for legal services first arose in 2016, the law society took the approach that prohibited the provision of legal...