Bencher meetings

Bencher meetings are usually held nine times a year at the Law Society office in Vancouver and are open to the public.

2017 Bencher meetings

January 27
March 23
April 7
May 6
June 9
July 7
September 29
October 27
December 8

Annual General Meeting

October 3, 2017

Read the Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

Bench & Bar dinner

November 7, 2017

For more information or to buy tickets, see the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch website.

Bencher election

November 15, 2017

Read the Notice and call for nominations

Save the dates

Two events are being planned to mark the retirement of the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada:

December 14, 2017 in Ottawa
April 27, 2018 in Vancouver

More information will follow from the National Organizing Committee.


Call ceremonies

New lawyers must be presented to the court in a call and admission ceremony, but no longer need to attend that ceremony prior to issuance of their practising certificate.

However, presentation to the court is required before the first renewal of a certificate (i.e., before the end of the calendar year in which the applicant qualifies for call and admission).

2017 Call ceremonies, Vancouver

March 17
June 2
September 22
December 15

2017 Call ceremonies, Victoria

March 16
May 11
September 7
December 14

Call ceremonies outside Vancouver and Victoria

Arrangements can be made to be called at a regional call ceremony elsewhere in BC. To arrange a ceremony, please contact Credentials and Member Services.