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Mar 29, 2016

The Law Society and the Jack Webster Foundation invite members of the media to the 2016 Law and the Media workshop

Mar 22, 2016

Law Society suspends former Vancouver lawyer Krista Jessacher

Feb 25, 2016

Law Society takes action to protect BC public from individuals, businesses engaging in unauthorized practice of law

Jan 28, 2016

Law Society suspends Vancouver lawyer Catherine Sas [updated February 26, 2016]

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Apr 28, 2016

Call for Applications: Appointment to CLEBC Board of Directors – The Law Society is accepting applications for the appointment of two Board members to the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC). more

Apr 22, 2016

The Law Society Award – call for nominations – Lawyers are encouraged to nominate a candidate to receive the 2016 Law Society Award. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. more

Apr 21, 2016

New Appointed Bencher – The Law Society welcomes recently appointed Bencher Daniel Smith. Appointed Benchers are non-lawyers selected by the provincial Cabinet to represent the public interest. Dan is a citizen of the Laich Kwil Tach Nation, member of the Campbell River Indian Band on Vancouver Island and former Chief Negotiator for the Hamatla Treaty Society. more

Apr 15, 2016

2015 Report on Performance and financial statements now available – The Law Society's 2015 Report on Performance and audited financial statements are now available online. Our annual report provides a progress update on strategic initiatives in the first year of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan. more

Apr 4, 2016

Important PLTC registration information for 2016 – updated – Does your firm plan to hire an articled student to start in 2016? The number of articled students in BC has increased substantially in recent years. Early PLTC applicants are more likely to be placed in their session of choice. more

Mar 23, 2016

Law firm regulation consultation – The Law Firm Regulation Task Force thanks everyone who participated in the online survey in November 2015 and the sessions that were held in 11 cities around the province in February 2016. The task force continues to see input from lawyers. more

Jan 5, 2016

Law Society appeals TWU decision – The Law Society has filed an appeal of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in TWU v. Law Society of British Columbia. more

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