News Release
June 01, 2017

Vancouver, June 1, 2017 – After 12 years as Law Society of BC Chief Executive Officer, Tim McGee QC has advised the Benchers that he will step down from his position at the Law Society effective September 1, 2017. In his time as CEO, Mr. McGee made many significant and lasting contributions to the Law Society and has earned the respect and appreciation of the Benchers, staff and stakeholders in the legal system. He has been a leader among the CEOs at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and internationally as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives.

“It has truly been an honour for me to serve the Law Society and the public interest of British Columbians,” says Mr. McGee. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a team at the Law Society and I know the organization is on a strong footing for continued success.”

Herman Van Ommen, QC, President of the Law Society, adds: “Mr. McGee has been an exemplary leader and he will be missed. Through the transition period, the Benchers and the senior management team will ensure that the Law Society continues to operate effectively and in the usual manner. We will be retaining an executive search firm shortly to begin the search to replace Mr. McGee.”

The Law Society of British Columbia upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons.


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Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer