News Release
August 31, 2012

Vancouver – The Law Society of British Columbia has received the report of Geoffrey Cowper, QC, entitled A Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century.

While the Law Society is still studying the report, President Bruce LeRose, QC noted Cowper makes a number of recommendations to address how he believes the justice system could be better managed, and to identify the institutional elements he considers necessary for the system as a whole to succeed. 

“His recommendations call on all justice system stakeholders to work together to address concerns raised during his consultations,” said LeRose. “The Law Society remains engaged in this important process and looks forward to working with everyone involved to improve public outcomes and maintain a sound justice system.” 

To see the Law Society’s submission to the BC Justice Reform Initiative please go to the Law Society website:

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