Expressing interest in a Law Society appointment
The Law Society of British Columbia appoints lawyers, judges and members of the public to boards, councils and committees of outside bodies. The appointments are made by the Society’s Benchers, Executive Committee or president, under authority conferred by the Legal Profession Act, (S.B.C 1998, c. 9.), the Law Society Rules (adopted by the Benchers under the authority of the Act), Bencher resolutions, and the governing statutes, constitutions and by-laws of those outside bodies. The appointments carry various statutory and common law responsibilities, powers and duties.
Please refer to the Law Society of BC Appointments Guidebook for complete information on the Law Society’s policy and process for making appointments and nominations to various outside bodies, and for background and contact information on those bodies.
Who can apply for an appointment
Eligibility requirements vary from body to body. Please refer to the relevant appendix of the Law Society of BC Appointments Guidebook.
Responsibilities of Appointees
The responsibilities of appointees as well as the Law Society are detailed in the Law Society of BC Appointments Guidebook.
How to express interest in an appointment
If you would like to be considered for an upcoming appointment, please provide:
- a letter explaining the reason for your interest and a brief statement of your related skills and experience
- a current resume
- the name of the organization(s) in which you are interested
Please fill out the following form to express interest in a Law Society appointment.
List of outside bodies
British Columbia Law Institute
Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia Branch Provincial Council
Canadian Bar Association National Council
Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia Rural Education & Access to Lawyers Initiative Oversight Committee
CBABC Benevolent Fund Society
Committee on Relations with the Judiciary
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for British Columbia
Federation of Law Societies of Canada – Council
Justice Education Society
Land Title and Survey Authority of BC
Land Title and Survey Authority Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Law Foundation of British Columbia
Legal Services Society
Provincial Judicial Council
Queen’s Counsel Appointments Advisory Committee
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Faculty Council
University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Faculty Council
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Committee