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

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 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 

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
Amity Chow, Program Coordinator, 604.697.5859
Alexis Kazanowski, Practice Material Editor

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

Detailed list of insurance staff contacts

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

Felicia Ciolfitto, Manager of Trust Regulation

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

Complainants' Review Committee

Ashleigh Fasken, Paralegal


Michael Rhodes, Manager of Custodianships

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

Kensi Gounden, Manager of Standards and Professional Development

Unauthorized Practice

Michael Kleisinger, Unauthorized Practice Counsel

General Contacts

Communications and Website

Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management

Media inquiries and interviews:
David Jordan at 604.443.5708

Speakers Bureau

Policy and Legal Services

Michael Lucas, Manager, Policy & Legal Services

Law Society legal matters and policy development

Gender equality, multiculturalism and disability programs 

Information Technology Services

Adam Whitcombe, Chief Information and Planning Officer
Thomas Kampioni, Manager of Information Systems


Bernice Chong, Manager of Operations

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Access to records: Jackie Drozdowski, Information and Privacy Officer 
Privacy: Kerryn Garvie, Privacy Compliance Officer

Human Resources

Donna Embree, Human Resources Manager


Jeanette McPhee, Chief Financial Officer