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Aug 27, 2015

Hearing in TWU v. Law Society of BC concludes

Aug 14, 2015

Law Society suspends Victoria lawyer Jack Woodward for issuing cheques with insufficient funds

Jul 16, 2015

Law Society orders disbarment of former Kelowna lawyer Douglas Welder

Jul 3, 2015

Law Society finds former lawyer to be ungovernable, orders disbarment

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A report published this month by Canada’s Department of Finance, along with the recent media coverage, suggests lawyers are at significant risk of money laundering. Nothing could be further from the truth.   more


Aug 19, 2015

Upcoming Risk Management webinar – The Lawyers Insurance Fund has partnered with CLEBC to offer a free one-hour online presentation on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 that will help lawyers better manage risk. more

Aug 7, 2015

Lawyers invited to review and comment on draft med-arb guidelines – Mediate BC invites BC lawyers to review draft med-arb guidelines. Med-arb is defined as a hybrid process where a med-arbitrator assists disputing parties to resolve their issues through mediation, or by deciding one or more issues through arbitration. more

Jul 8, 2015

Law Foundation's Legal Research Fund – BC lawyers are invited to apply for a grant from the Law Foundation of BC's Legal Research Fund. more

Jul 7, 2015

Precautionary measures: useful tips on how to proceed if your firm receives a suspicious package – Some lawyers have expressed concerns about receiving suspicious packages. Here are some procedures to follow if your law firm receives a package and is unsure of its contents. more

Jun 19, 2015

Deadline Extended – Secondary school essay contest on the Magna Carta – The deadline for the secondary school essay contest has been extended to December 31, 2015 in order to ensure all students have adequate time to submit their entry.  more

Jun 18, 2015

Reminder: Law Society Rules 2015 in effect July 1 – The revised and consolidated Law Society Rules, which were adopted by the Benchers in April, will come into effect on July 1, 2015. more

Jun 17, 2015

Important PLTC registration information for 2016 – Does your firm plan to hire an articled student to start in 2016? The number of articled students in BC has increased substantially in recent years. Early PLTC applicants are more likely to be placed in their session of choice. more

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

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

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