News Releases

For immediate release February 8, 2012

Law Society welcomes BC government’s green paper on justice reforms

Vancouver – The Law Society welcomes today’s announcement of a BC government reform initiative aimed at addressing problems facing the justice system.

Modernizing British Columbia’s Justice System is a 32-page discussion paper released today by government, which highlights key issues within the justice system of British Columbia and invites consultation on a number of possible areas of reform. The Law Society looks forward to consulting with Geoffrey Cowper, QC, who has been appointed as chair of this critical review.

“The Law Society, like many others in the legal community, is working to identify ways to enhance access to the justice system,” said the Society’s president, Bruce LeRose, QC. “These are complex, multi-faceted problems and we support a broad-based approach that involves all stakeholders.”

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.

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For further information or to arrange an interview contact:

Lesley Pritchard
Communications Officer
604.443.5708
lpritchard@lsbc.org

 

Robyn Crisanti
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
604.697.5845
rcrisanti@lsbc.org