Notice to the Profession
September 27, 2021

The Law Society has begun piloting its Indigenous intercultural course. Beginning today, invited stakeholders will test the functionality of the learning platform and provide feedback on the education modules. Any BC lawyer who also wishes to volunteer to preview the six-hour course is welcome to be part of the pilot. All participants in the pilot will be eligible for credits toward fulfilling annual professional development requirements.

As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 approaches, we encourage law firms and lawyers to consider activities to mark the day, including reviewing the course. Email to sign up for access to the online learning platform. 

The Indigenous intercultural course has been developed to fulfil the Law Society’s commitment to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 27, that law societies require Indigenous intercultural competency of lawyers. When the course is officially launched, it will be mandatory for practising lawyers in BC, who will have up to two years to complete all modules. 

For more background information about the initiative, visit our website.