Contact Us

The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9

Telephone: 604.669.2533
Toll-free: 1.800.903.5300
Fax: 604.669.5232
TTY: 604.443.5700

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm*

* The Law Society office will close at 3:30 pm on Friday, August 29.

Public Inquiries

Please note that the Law Society is a regulatory body and cannot offer legal advice.

The following provides answers to the most common inquiries we receive.

Find a lawyer
Look up a lawyer’s contact information
Check a lawyer’s discipline history
Make a complaint about a lawyer
Tips on how to work with a lawyer
Lawyers’ fees and disputes about fees
Authentication of documents
Certificates of good standing
Locate lost files and wills
Unauthorized practice: non-lawyers providing legal services

Looking for legal advice or assistance?

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us at the number above.

For Lawyers and Students

Credentials and Member Services
  • Admission, reinstatement and transfers of membership to BC
  • Membership verification
  • Membership status and address changes
  • Articling
  • Call ceremonies
  • Law corporations
  • Certificates (standing, authentication or notarial)
  • Proof of insurance

Alan Treleaven, Director of Education and Practice
Lesley Small, Manager of Credentials and Licensing
memberinfo@lsbc.org 
604.605.5311

Practice and Ethics Advice
  • Practice concerns of BC lawyers
  • Professional responsibilities
  • Starting up, managing and winding up law practices
  • Software technology

Practice advisors cannot provide advice to the public.

Barbara Buchanan, Practice Advisor, Conduct and Ethics, 604.697.5816
Warren Wilson, QC, Practice Advisor, Ethics, 604.697.5857
Lenore Rowntree, Practice Advisor, Ethics, 604.697.5811
David J. Bilinsky, Practice Management and Ethics Advisor, 604.605.5331


Toll-free 1.800.903.5300; fax 604.646.5902

Equity Ombudsperson, Anne Chopra, 604.687.2344

Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC)
  • Curriculum and materials
  • Policies
  • Dates and registration to admissions program and PLTC
  • Faculty and volunteering
  • Academic support
  • Exams and assessments

Lynn Burns, Deputy Director, 604.697.5808
Katherine Potter, Program Co-ordinator, 604.697.5809
Alexis Kazanowski, Practice Material Editor
pltc@lsbc.org

Lawyers Insurance Fund
  • BC lawyers' professional liability insurance
  • Trust protection coverage

Detailed list of insurance staff contacts
insurance@lsbc.org

Trust Assurance
  • Compliance Audit program
  • Trust Accounting
  • Trust Reporting
  • Trust Administration Fee

Felicia Ciolfitto, Manager of Trust Regulation
trustaccounting@lsbc.org

Regulatory Contacts

Complaints and Discipline/ Professional Conduct

Information on how to file a complaint

Katherine Crosbie, Manager, Intake and Early Resolution
Howie Caldwell, Manager, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement
professionalconduct@lsbc.org

Complainants' Review Committee

Ashleigh Fasken, Paralegal

Custodianships

Michael Rhodes, Manager of Custodianships
custodianship@lsbc.org

Practice Standards and Remediation
  • Practice standards for BC lawyers
  • Remedial studies programs

Kensi Gounden, Manager of Standards and Professional Development
standards@lsbc.org

Unauthorized Practice

Michael Kleisinger, Unauthorized Practice Counsel
uap@lsbc.org






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General Contacts

Communications and Website

Manager, Communications & Public Relations
communications@lsbc.org

Media inquiries and interviews:
Ryan-Sang Lee at 604.443.5708

Speakers Bureau

Policy and Legal Services

Michael Lucas, Manager, Policy & Legal Services

Law Society legal matters and policy development
policy@lsbc.org

Gender equality, multiculturalism and disability programs 
diversity@lsbc.org 

Information Technology Services

Adam Whitcombe, Chief Information and Planning Officer
Thomas Kampioni, Manager of Information Systems
infoservices@lsbc.org

Archives

Bernice Chong, Manager of Operations 
archives@lsbc.org

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Jackie Drozdowski, Information and Privacy Officer 
foipp@lsbc.org

Human Resources

Donna Embree, Human Resources Manager
personnel@lsbc.org

Finance

Jeanette McPhee, Chief Financial Officer
finance@lsbc.org