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May 1, 2015

Law Society suspends lawyer for backdating statements of account, improper handling of trust funds

May 1, 2015

Law Society investigates lawyer, accepts undertaking to no longer practice law

Apr 9, 2015

Law Society to provide special media interviews for Law Week

Mar 4, 2015

Law Society takes action against individuals, business for unauthorized practice of law

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I’m proud to serve as the third Law Society President from Kamloops. Among other things, I believe we have started some interesting – some would say bold – traditions for Bencher retreats.   more

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Apr 30, 2015

Date set for TWU hearing – At a judicial management conference on April 28, a date was set for the hearing of TWU’s petition against the Law Society. The hearing before Chief Justice Hinkson will take place in BC Supreme Court commencing August 24 for five days. The Law Society has also filed an Amended Response. more

Apr 17, 2015

Law Society 2014 Report on Performance and audited financial statements now available – Our annual report describes the achievements under the Law Society’s 2012-2014 Strategic Plan, including a review of strategic initiatives. more

Apr 17, 2015

Articling offers by downtown Vancouver firms to stay open to August 14 – All offers of articling positions made this year by law firms with offices in downtown Vancouver must remain open until 8 am on Friday, August 14, 2015. more

Mar 16, 2015

Revision and consolidation of Law Society Rules – At their next meeting on April 10, it is expected that the Benchers will adopt revised and consolidated Law Society Rules, to come into effect July 1, 2015. more

Mar 10, 2015

Essay contest invites high school students to consider the relevance of the Magna Carta – Consistent with our strategic goal of raising public awareness of the importance of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice, the Law Society is hosting an essay writing contest in honour of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The essay topic is “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.” more

Feb 13, 2015

SCC decision – Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced its decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada on the applicability of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its regulations to members of the legal profession. Its decision upheld the 2013 decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal, which ruled that the regulation of the legal profession by Canada’s law societies provided an effective and constitutional anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regime. This decision protects the public against government interference in the confidential relationship between a lawyer and a client. more

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