TWU materials and result of September 26 Benchers meeting

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Oct 8, 2014

Former lawyer admits to professional misconduct, cannot apply for reinstatement for another four years

Oct 2, 2014

Law Society of BC welcomes Supreme Court decision on civil hearing fees

Sep 26, 2014

Law Society to hold member referendum on accreditation of TWU

Sep 9, 2014

Vancouver lawyer suspended for professional misconduct [updated September 23, 2014]

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Oct 22, 2014

Important notice: referendum ballots – To be counted, referendum ballots must be received by the Law Society by 5 pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. If you are a member of the Law Society and have not received your ballot, we urge you to contact us immediately at more

Sep 30, 2014

Annual General Meeting – Van Ommen is acclaimed as Second Vice-President-elect; member resolution passes – Three hundred twelve lawyers and 11 students attended at the 14 locations established for the Annual General Meeting on September 30. more

Sep 29, 2014

Survey on legal services in BC – The Legal Services Regulatory Framework Task Force is conducting surveys of the public, lawyers and legal service providers to study the legal needs in the community, and whether those needs are being met. more

Sep 29, 2014

2014 Law Society Award recipient – The Benchers selected John Hunter, QC as the recipient of the 2014 Law Society Award. Hunter will be presented with the Law Society Award at the 30th annual Bench and Bar Dinner on November 6, 2014. more

Sep 26, 2014

Referendum called on Trinity Western University’s proposed law school – On September 26, the Benchers passed a motion that directs the Law Society to conduct a referendum of all BC lawyers regarding the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. The motion will allow for all members of the Society to vote on the resolution adopted at the special general meeting this past June, in which the Benchers were directed to declare that the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is not an approved faculty of law for the purpose of the Law Society’s admission program. more

Sep 26, 2014

Benchers approve 2015 fees – The Benchers have approved the 2015 practice fee and insurance fee, as recommended by the Finance and Audit Committee. The committee based its recommendation on a thorough review of the Law Society’s financial position, its statutory mandate and strategic plan. more

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