News Release
June 13, 2017


Pictured left to right: Angela Tian, Law Society President Herman Van Ommen, QC and Sylvan Lutz
Photo: Alistair for Ron Sangha Productions Ltd.

Vancouver, June 13, 2017 – The Law Society congratulates essay contest winner Angela Tian, a grade 12 student from Burnaby South Secondary School, and runner-up Sylvan Lutz, a grade 12 student from Reynolds Secondary School in Victoria, for their outstanding essays on the rule of law. The full essays can be read on the Law Society’s website.

At the Benchers meeting on June 9, Angela and Sylvan were introduced to the Benchers and President Herman Van Ommen, QC presented them with their respective awards.

The Law Society first launched the essay contest in 2015 to support the goal of raising public awareness of the importance of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice.

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.


For further information contact:

Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer


David Jordan
Communications Officer