Special General Meeting

Posted: March 19, 2002

Additional resolution and two additional meeting locations

The last Benchers' Bulletin mailing included a Notice to the Profession calling a Special General Meeting for April 12, 2002, at 12:30 p.m., to be held in Vancouver and linked to 9 audioconference locations in Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Terrace and Victoria: see Notice of Special General Meeting (February 27, 2002).

At their March 8 meeting, the Benchers decided to set two additional audioconference locations for the meeting, in Vancouver and Smithers. Details are noted below.

The Special General Meeting was requisitioned by a petition of members and, further to that petition, a resolution was submitted for the meeting by Michael T. Mulligan, a member from Victoria. This resolution was circulated to the profession in the last mailing. On March 14, 2002, the Executive Director received an additional resolution for the meeting, which is set out on the reverse of this notice. Remarks from a number of members who are among the signatories to this additional resolution are set out on a separate sheet, as well as further remarks from Mr. Mulligan.

Additional Meeting Locations

At their meeting on March 8, 2002, the Benchers added two meeting locations to the locations set out in the Notice of Special General Meeting. The additional locations are:

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Room 13, Canada Place

The offices of Perry and Company
1081 Main Street

*Please note that space at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre is limited. Members are encouraged to attend the main meeting location at the Four Seasons Hotel, Arbutus Room, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.

Additional Resolution

The following resolution will be put before the Special General Meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia convened on April 12, 2002 at 12:30 p.m.:


  1. that the Law Society recognizes that the Attorney General is sitting as a member of the Executive Council for the Province of British Columbia and is exercising a public office as a member of the Government of British Columbia; and

  2. while the allocation of monies to the Ministry of the Attorney General from the Government of British Columbia and the allocation of monies to programs within that Ministry are matters of public policy which merit full public debate, the Law Society must refrain from and discourage any criticism or attacks of a personal nature directed at the Attorney General."

This resolution was submitted by D. Geoffrey Cowper, Q.C. on behalf of himself and other members of the Law Society.