Annual Practice Declaration moves online

The Annual Practice Declaration is accessible online through the Law Society website.

Pursuant to Law Society Rule 2-6, every practising lawyer must complete a practice declaration on an annual basis. By November, all practising lawyers who carry professional liability insurance with the LSBC Captive Insurance Company will file the declaration at the same time their firms file their trust report, which means that filing deadlines will vary from firm to firm. Each firm will be advised individually of this date and will advise the lawyers in that firm.

In addition to the reporting requirements of previous years, lawyers are reminded that the Annual Practice Declaration now contains a requirement to report on professional development activities. This new reporting requirement was adopted by the Benchers earlier this year: see the May-June Benchers’ Bulletin.

Practising lawyers who do not carry professional liability insurance with the LSBC Captive Insurance Company were all asked to file their declarations by October 15.