Notice to the Profession
July 30, 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Call to order: 12:30 pm PDT

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Law Society will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Virtual Meeting

As permitted by Ministerial Order No. M167 and in light of the current public health orders, the 2020 AGM will be a virtual meeting and there will not be any physical meeting locations. Further instructions regarding participating in the virtual AGM, including instructions on how to vote in advance of the meeting and at the meeting, will be provided in the second meeting notice. 


The business of the AGM will include the following:

  • Election of Second Vice-President for 2021;
  • Appointment of Law Society auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020; and
  • Consideration of resolutions, including any member resolutions submitted under Law Society Rule 1-8(6).

Member resolutions

To be considered at the 2020 AGM, any resolutions must be submitted electronically, signed by two members in good standing (“the movers”) and be received by the Executive Director via email to no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (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. The ability to comment on resolutions is intended to provide an opportunity for 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 Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Following receipt of any notice of withdrawal or change to a resolution, the resolution wording will be finalized and communicated to all members in the second meeting notice.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of resolutions, their consideration at the AGM or the virtual meeting, contact Avalon Bourne, Manager, Governance & Board Relations, by telephone at 604.443.5706 (toll-free at 1.800.903.5300) or by email: