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Nov 28, 2014

Law Society disbars former lawyer for stealing client money

Nov 27, 2014

Vancouver Island lawyer suspended for disclosing confidential client information

Nov 19, 2014

Bencher review panel confirms discipline for lawyer who misled court [updated November 26, 2014]

Nov 12, 2014

Law Society takes action against unauthorized practitioners

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There has been much written and discussed in the media recently about a Fraser Institute report, The Cost of Crime in Canada, authored by three academics from Simon Fraser University. The report starts out revealing that, while the crime rate in Canada decreased 27 per cent between 2002 and 2012, the cost of dealing with crime through the justice system rose by 35 per cent. Put another way, the cost per crime reported to the police saw an increase from $6,245 in 2002 to $10,122 in 2012. On a per crime basis, that’s a 62 per cent increase.   more

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Nov 18, 2014

Westminster county election results –  Edmund P. Caissie has been elected as a Bencher for Westminster county in the November 17, 2014 election. Caissie's one-year term begins on January 1, 2015. more

Nov 7, 2014

Rule changes: cloud computing – The Benchers have adopted rule changes that address electronic data storage and processing, production of records and third-party storage providers and security. more

Nov 7, 2014

Webcasting and online voting for general meetings – The Benchers have accepted the Governance Committee's recommendation that the Law Society Rules be updated to allow for greater and easier participation by members in general meetings. more

Oct 31, 2014

Bencher meeting decision – Law school not approved for Law Society’s admission program – In a meeting on October 31, the Benchers have decided not to approve a proposed law school at Trinity Western University for the purpose of the Law Society’s admission program. This decision comes after careful consideration of the outcome of a referendum of BC lawyers conducted in October, together with the many other factors related to this issue. more

Oct 30, 2014

Referendum results – BC Lawyers say TWU should not be an approved school of law – In a referendum vote, 5,951 BC lawyers say that the Benchers should not approve a proposed law school at Trinity Western University for the purpose of the Law Society’s admission program. The outcome of the referendum will be discussed at a Bencher meeting on October 31. more

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