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 closed at 3:30 pm on Friday, July 31.

For lawyers and students
Regulatory Contacts
General Contacts

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
  • Law Society Rules
  • Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia
  • practice management
  • practice and ethics advice
  • client identification and verification
  • client relationships and lawyer/lawyer relationships
  • help with directing enquiries to the Ethics Committee
  • scams and fraud alerts

Practice Advisors (Practice advisors cannot provide advice to the public.)

The Equity Ombudsperson confidentially assists anyone who works in a firm in resolving concerns over possible discrimination, and assists law firms in preventing discrimination and promoting a healthy work environment.
Contact 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
Amity Chow, Program Coordinator, 604.697.5859
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

Gurprit Copland, 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, Standards, Professional Development and Practice Advice
standards@lsbc.org

Unauthorized Practice

Michael Kleisinger, Unauthorized Practice Counsel
uap@lsbc.org

General Contacts

Communications and Website

Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management
communications@lsbc.org

Media inquiries and interviews:
David Jordan at 604.443.5708
Tim Travis at 604.697.5836

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

Access to records: Jackie Drozdowski, Information and Privacy Officer
Privacy: Kerryn Garvie, Privacy Compliance Officer
foipp@lsbc.org

Human Resources

Donna Embree, Human Resources Manager
personnel@lsbc.org

Finance

Jeanette McPhee, Chief Financial Officer
finance@lsbc.org



 

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.

Finding 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 at left.