2021 Bencher meetings

January 29
March 5
April 23
May 28
July 9
September 24
October 16
December 3


Call ceremonies: COVID-19 update (July 2021)

As a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic-related restriction on public gatherings in BC, the scheduling of call ceremonies remains on hold. With approximately 1,700 to 1,900 candidates awaiting a call ceremony, the Benchers have accepted the recommendation to provide articled students and transfers from other jurisdictions the option of whether to be called at an in-person ceremony, and to extend the time for an articled student or transferred lawyer to be presented in open court to the end of 2022. The matter has now been referred to the Act and Rules Committee to draft the rule amendments to be approved by Benchers at a later date.

All candidates whose ceremonies have been put on hold will be contacted regarding their preference once the rule amendments have been approved.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services.