Notice to the Profession
July 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Registration: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT (Vancouver); 11:45 am – 12:30 pm PDT (other locations)

Call to order: 12:30 pm PDT

Main location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Panorama Roof, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Audio-conference locations: Victoria • Nanaimo • Abbotsford • Castlegar • Cranbrook • Kelowna • Prince George • Fort St. John • Prince Rupert • Smithers • Terrace • Kamloops

BC lawyers and articled students are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Law Society, which will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.


The business of the AGM will include the following:

  • Election of Second Vice-President for 2018;
  • Appointment of Law Society auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017; and
  • Consideration of resolutions, including any member resolutions submitted under Law Society Rule 1-8(6).

Electronic participation

Electronic participation at AGMs has been implemented progressively over the last two years, starting in 2015 with webcasting, followed by electronic distribution of materials in 2016. At the 2016 AGM members approved a Law Society Rule amendment allowing for electronic voting at future meetings. This year, we hope to make available to members the option of attending the meeting via the webcast and to enable online voting for the resolutions. More information will be provided with the second notice and posted to the Law Society website.

Member resolutions

To be considered at the 2017 AGM, resolutions must be submitted in writing, signed by two members in good standing and received by the Executive Director no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23 (Rule 1-8(6)).

If you have any questions regarding the submission of resolutions or their consideration at the AGM, contact Renee Collins, Manager of Executive Support, by telephone at 604.443.5706 (toll-free at 1.800.903.5300) or by email to