Alberta Lawyers' Assistance Society

About Us

Our People

Loraine Champion, KC

Executive Director
T: 587-779-7205

Loraine has been a lawyer in Alberta since 1987.

She practiced corporate law with a national firm, worked as senior corporate counsel at a multinational corporation (both as part of a job-share and on a part-time basis as part of her worklife balance values) and operated a small consulting practice focusing on corporate human resources law. Desiring a change after 25 years, she joined the Law Society of Alberta’s staff becoming the Manager, Early Interventions Programs, and then taking the helm of Assist in 2018. She has been a supporter of employee and lawyer mental health, as well as worklife balance through her career and has extensive background working with not-for-profit organizations. Loraine earned her KC designation in June 2024.


Eileen Lesko

Communications and Program Coordinator
T: 587-775-7200

Eileen has worked in law firms for 40 years in a variety of roles from reception to legal assistant to marketing, but in all roles, she brought her warmth, empathy and sense of humour. She has seen first-hand devastation and distress experienced by lawyers and wants to be part of the solution.

At Assist, she handles communications, promotions, programs and events.

If you call Assist and reach Eileen, you will encounter kindness and a good listener!

Dr. Brian Forbes

Forbes Psychological Services Ltd.

Brian Forbes, Ph.D., R.Psych. is a graduate of Queen’s University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological and behavioral problems. His areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, and drug and alcohol problems. In addition, he has extensive experience in working with a broad range of organizations to facilitate team building, conflict resolution, mediation, and disability management. Prior to the establishment of Forbes Psychological Services he was the Director of Client Services with Wilson Banwell, the Director of Clinical Services at the Family Centre, the Regional Director; Mental Health Services, Alberta Health and the Director of Internship Training at the Alberta Hospital Edmonton.