The Law Society relies on the excellent work of our many volunteers, including our Benchers, lawyers and members of the public.

Volunteers serve as members of hearing panels, committees, task forces and working groups, as guest instructors, lecturers and authors, as practice reviewers, practice supervisors and conduct reviewers and as event panelists and advisors on special projects.

Some volunteer positions are paid an honorarium.

Our 2017 Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities

Law Society committees, task forces and working groups

Law Society committees have specialized roles that carry out many of the regulatory functions of the Law Society and assist with policy development. Committees and task forces are comprised of Benchers and lawyers from all over BC, all of whom volunteer their time to the Law Society. Contact Renee Collins, Manager, Executive Support

More about committees and task forces

Professional Legal Training Course

PLTC volunteers deliver instruction on mediation, family law, residential conveyance, criminal practice, corporate practice, the Personal Property Security Act, buying and selling a business, wills and practice management. Volunteers also serve as mock civil trial and chambers judges. To volunteer as an instructor or lecturer, contact Annie Rochette, Deputy Director, PLTC. Please note the subject areas you are volunteering to teach and the time frame for which you are available. To volunteer as an author, contact Katie McConchie.

More about volunteering for PLTC

Practice reviews and supervision

Volunteers with the Practice Standards Department review and supervise practices . Practice reviewers attend lawyers' offices with Law Society staff to provide assistance and recommendations to lawyers needing support. Practice supervisors help ensure lawyers comply with Law Society recommendations. Volunteers' experience and areas of practice are matched with Law Society needs. For information, contact Practice Standards and Remediation: standards@lsbc.org.

Fee Mediation Program

Mediators on our fee mediation roster are members of the Mediate BC Civil Roster and have a minimum of five years' related experience. For information, contact feemediation@lsbc.org.

More about fee mediation


The Law Society appoints lawyers, judges and members of the public to boards, councils and committees of outside bodies. The appointments are made by the Benchers, Executive Committee or president, under authority conferred by the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society Rules, Bencher resolutions, and the governing statutes, constitutions and by-laws of those outside bodies. The appointments carry various statutory and common law responsibilities, powers and duties.

Refer to the Law Society Appointments Guidebook for complete information on the Law Society’s policy and process for making appointments and nominations to various outside bodies, and for background and contact information on those bodies.

Who can apply for an appointment

Eligibility requirements vary from body to body. Please refer to the relevant appendix of the Appointments Guidebook.

Responsibilities of appointees

The responsibilities of appointees as well as the Law Society are detailed in the Appointments Guidebook.

How to express interest in an appointment

If you would like to be considered for an upcoming appointment, please provide:

  • a letter explaining the reason for your interest and a brief statement of your related skills and experience
  • a current resume
  • the name of the organization(s) in which you are interested

Please fill out our online form to express interest in a Law Society appointment.

List of outside bodies

British Columbia Law Institute
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Provincial Council
Canadian Bar Association National Council
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Rural Education & Access to Lawyers Initiative Oversight Committee
CBABC Benevolent Society
City of Vancouver Board of Appeal
Committee on Relations with the Judiciary
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for British Columbia
Federation of Law Societies of Canada – Council
Hamber Foundation
Justice Education Society
Land Title and Survey Authority of BC
Land Title and Survey Authority Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Law Foundation of British Columbia
Legal Services Society
Provincial Judicial Council
Queen’s Counsel Appointments Advisory Committee
Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Foundation