Fewer filing requirements for law corporations

Lawyers practising through law corporations should take note of recent Law Society Rule changes.

Under Rule 9-8, as amended, a BC law corporation must deliver to the Law Society a copy of its articles, notice of articles and any amendments to those documents. While rules were recently passed to require that a law corporation also file its annual report with the Society, that requirement has now been dropped.

Law corporations are further relieved of the requirement to renew their Law Society permits annually and to pay a renewal fee.