News Release
April 11, 2014

Vancouver – At a meeting on Friday, April 11, the Law Society’s Board of Governors, known as Benchers, approved the proposed law school at Trinity Western University for the purposes of the Law Society’s admission program.

“The Benchers arrived at their decision through a process that has been open, thorough and fair – from the beginning, right through to the decision,” said President Jan Lindsay, QC. “It has involved consideration of legal advice from a number of advisors, review and consideration of the Federation reports, the proposal from TWU and the public submissions.”

In order that the Law Society remained open and transparent throughout the decision-making process, the Benchers invited the public to make submissions. By the March 3 deadline, the Law Society had received close to 300 submissions. We thank the public and the profession for their involvement and contribution. The Benchers also considered the submission from TWU, along with several other opinions on various legal matters.

The meeting was made available online via webcast and will be archived for future reference.

Read President Lindsay’s full statement.

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 11,000 practising lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


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Ryan-Sang Lee
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