Legal Service Providers Task Force

The Legal Service Providers Task Force is to consider whether the Law Society ought to regulate only lawyers in British Columbia or whether it should regulate other legal service providers. In particular, the task force should:

  1. consider previous work at the Law Society on the regulation of non-lawyers;
  2. consider and report on legal service regulatory regimes in other jurisdictions where the regulation extends to non-lawyers;
  3. consider and report on the implications for Law Society operations on regulating non-lawyers;
  4. consider and report on whether it is in the public interest that non-lawyer legal service providers be regulated and if so, whether it is in the public interest that the Law Society should be that regulator;
  5. consider and report on whether the recognition and regulation of non-lawyer legal service providers would improve access to law-related services for the public;
  6. make a recommendation to the Benchers about whether the Law Society should continue to regulate only lawyers in British Columbia or whether it should take steps to implement the regulation of other legal service providers.

Benchers

Bruce LeRose, QC, Life Bencher (Chair)
Ken Walker, QC (Vice-Chair)
Satwinder Bains

Non-Benchers

John Eastwood, Society of Notaries Public of BC
Carmen Marolla, BC Paralegal Association
Kerry Simmons, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Godfrey Archbold, Land Title and Survey Authority

Staff Contact

Michael Lucas

 

Committee and Task Force Reports