Notice to the Profession
August 01, 2019

The Law Society's 2019 annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

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: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Meeting Room 211-214, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver

Audio-conference locations: Victoria • Courtenay • Cranbrook • Kelowna • Prince George • Fort St John • 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2019.


The business of the AGM will include the following:

  • Election of Second Vice-President for 2020;
  • Appointment of Law Society auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019; and
  • Consideration of resolutions, including any member resolutions submitted under Law Society Rule 1-8(6).

Member resolutions

To be considered at the 2019 AGM, any resolutions must be submitted in writing, signed by two members in good standing (“the movers”) and be received by the Executive Director no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (Rule 1-8(6)).

Member resolutions will be posted within the Law Society Member Portal as they are received and members will be notified. The movers of a resolution may provide a statement in support of the resolution, which will also be posted within the Member Portal.

All members will be able to comment within the Member Portal on any resolutions that have been submitted.  Comments will not be anonymous, will be visible to all members within the Member Portal and will be moderated by Law Society staff. This comment functionality is intended to provide an opportunity for robust debate on any resolutions submitted, and to assist the movers of a resolution in determining if they wish to withdraw or make changes to the resolution.

The last day for the movers of a resolution to withdraw or make changes to a resolution will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Following receipt of a notice of withdrawal or change to a resolution, the resolution wording will be finalized and communicated to all members in the second meeting notice.


As a result of the 2019 Referendum and subsequent amendments to the Law Society Rules, advance online voting on all resolutions to be considered at the AGM will be available. Advance online voting will begin on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and remain open for two weeks, until 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Voting on each of the resolutions will also take place in person on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the main AGM location and each of the audio-conference locations.

Please note that participation in the 2019 AGM on the day of the meeting (Wednesday, October 2, 2019) will be in person only at the locations noted above and that online voting will not be available after 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of resolutions, their consideration at the AGM, or advance online voting, contact Kerryn Holt, Manager, Governance & Board Relations, by telephone at 604.443.5706 (toll-free at 1.800.903.5300) or by email: