September 14, 2022

Further to the Ministry of Attorney General’s announcement earlier this year that it intended to prepare a legislative proposal that would see all legal professionals in British Columbia regulated under a single statute and by a single regulator, today the Ministry released its intentions paper.

The paper provides a summary of the Ministry’s intentions for the purposes of seeking input from the public and key partners before a legislative proposal is finalized for government and the Legislature’s consideration. There is an online survey available and written submissions may also be emailed to PLD@gov.bc.ca by November 18, 2022. The Law Society encourages lawyers and others who wish to comment to provide their views directly to government. 

In addition, comments may be provided to the Law Society at slr@lsbc.org. Please note that any comments provided may be subject to disclosure under freedom of information legislation.