Practice resources

Practice support and resources
PLTC Practice Material 
Practice Checklists Manual

Act, Rules and Code

Member's Manual
Legal Profession Act
Law Society Rules
Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia (replaced the Professional Conduct Handbook on January 1, 2013)


Law Society Rules 2015

The Benchers have adopted revised and consolidated Law Society Rules, to come into effect July 1, 2015.

The primary objectives of the revision and consolidation are to:

  • re-number all rules and subrules in consecutive whole number order to eliminate decimal numbering;
  • add headings to cross-references to aid recognition;
  • consider the logical placement of provisions and relocate as necessary;
  • ensure consistency and economy of language;
  • identify substantive issues for consideration outside of the consolidation project.

Click here to download the draft Law Society Rules 2015; or download a red-lined version for background information.

A historical table showing the new and old numbers assigned to each rule with the dates of past changes since the 1998 Rules is included at the end of the files.                                                 


Newsletters and notices

Benchers' Bulletin
Notices to the Profession
Insurance Issues: Program Report
Insurance Issues: Risk Management
Lawyers Insurance Fund: Special Report ("Trust Protection Coverage: the first ten years")

Reports and surveys
Meeting minutes and agendas

Benchers (Governors)

Guidebooks / handbooks

Law Society of BC Appointments Guidebook
Trust Accounting Handbook

External legal resources

Legal research and other resources


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