The 2019 AGM took place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at a main meeting location in Vancouver, which was joined by audio-conference to meeting venues in Terrace, Kamloops and Victoria.

The next AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Business of the meeting

The business of the AGM included the following:

  • Vancouver County Bencher Lisa Hamilton, QC was acclaimed as the second vice-president-elect. She will serve as second vice-president in 2020, first vice-president in 2021 and president in 2022.
  • President Nancy Merrill, QC presented the Benchers’ report of proceedings since the last meeting.
  • The resolution to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Law Society auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 was carried, with 699 votes in favour, 39 against, and 49 abstentions.


Read the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.


Changes to general meeting procedure

On July 12, 2019, the Benchers approved major changes to the way Law Society general meetings are conducted. The new meeting procedures were applied to the 2019 AGM.


Approved rule changes

Report to Benchers on general meeting reform

Video: Steve McKoen, QC, explains the reforms