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For immediate release April 12, 2002

Overflow crowds force Law Society to adjourn non-confidence vote

VANCOUVER – Overflow crowds of at least 1,600 lawyers at the Vancouver and Victoria sites for the Law Society's Special General Meeting on April 12, forced the Law Society to adjourn the meeting to ensure that all lawyers who wished to attend and vote could do so. The new date and location for the meeting will be announced shortly.

With over 10,000 members, the Law Society of British Columbia is the governing body for the B.C. legal profession. Its chief executive officer is the Executive Director and its senior elected official is the President. The Benchers are members of the Board of Directors. The Law Society's principal responsibility is to uphold and protect the public interest in the administration of justice and to set standards for the education, professional responsibility and competence of practising lawyers in the province.

Law Society of B.C. media contact:

Brad Daisley, Public Affairs Manager
Office: 604-443-5724 or 1-800-903-5300 toll-free in B.C.
Cellular: 604-836-3257