The Law Society is accepting applications for appointment to:

  • Legal Aid BC
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC

Legal Aid BC

The Law Society is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered as the Law Society nominee to the Legal Aid BC (LABC) board of directors.

Taking into account the competencies identified in the Legal Services Society Act, Legal Aid BC has identified additional competencies needed to ensure the success of the LABC board in fulfilling its responsibilities. In particular:

  1. Knowledge of the social and economic circumstances associated with the special legal needs of low-income individuals and to the cultural diversity of BC (e.g. work/ life experience that has exposed board members to the special needs of low-income individuals and knowledge of how the Indigenous cultural and geographical diversity of BC affects delivery of legal aid).
  2. Organizational Leadership experience and systems rethinking expertise (e.g. work experience as CEO/Senior Manager in a complex systems environment).
  3. Financial expertise (e.g. holds a financial designation preferably with CFO experience).
  4. Respected member of the legal profession (e.g. recognized as a leader or prominent member of the legal profession).
  5. Knowledge of government decision-making (e.g. significant work experience with senior government decision makers).
  6. Knowledge of justice system operations (e.g. in-depth knowledge of one or more areas of the justice system, exposure to or knowledge of conflict resolution alternative).
  7. Leadership experience in Indigenous communities (e.g. significant experience in leading an Indigenous organization or agency).

Visit LABC’s website for more information about the organization and their mandate. 

For more information on eligibility and appointee responsibilities, please see the Appointments Handbook.

Persons interested in serving on the LABC board of directors are invited to submit an application form and supporting resume online. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted.

Continuing Legal Education Society of BC

The Law Society is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered as the Law Society nominee to the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) board of directors for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2021. In particular, candidates from Nanaimo County are encouraged to apply.

CLEBC is an independent non-profit society incorporated in December 1976. CLEBC’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning, to advance legal knowledge and skills, and to strengthen the BC legal community. CLEBC relies heavily on volunteer contributors from the legal community, who write the publications, present at courses, and act as members of editorial boards for publications. General operations are funded from the sales of products and services. CLEBC has a staff of approximately 50 employees.

CLEBC is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Law Society; the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association; the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University; and the Deputy Attorney General. CLEBC directors represent all facets of the profession and all regions of the province. CLEBC seeks the following skills within its board as a whole:

  • expertise in a variety of practice areas, including both barristers and solicitors;
  • administrative expertise;
  • financial background or experience;
  • knowledge or experience in publishing; and
  • experience or interest in technology in legal education.

CLEBC hopes its board will include, in particular, appointees who are practising solicitors, who are recently called, and who are enthusiastic about technology.

Given the importance to the board of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, CLEBC would like to particularly welcome the appointment of individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit or Metis.

CLEBC values diversity, and encourages appointments from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Black, Indigenous, and people of colour,
  • all sexual orientations,
  • all age groups,
  • persons with disabilities,
  • communities of different sizes (not only from the Lower Mainland, but also from small, rural and medium-sized communities), and
  • all firm sizes (from sole practitioners to big firms).

The board meets five times a year on Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm. Remote video access is available for board meetings. There is a one-day board retreat in September/October. Committees meet as required. Most committees meet for approximately one hour, five times per year, often by conference call.

For more information on the objects of the Society and appointee responsibilities, see the Appointments Handbook.

Persons interested in serving on the CLEBC board of directors are invited to submit an application form and supporting resume online. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted.


See Volunteers and Appointments for more information about appointments to outside bodies.