Benchers' Bulletin

2012: No. 2 Summer

President's View: The times they are a changing

CEO's Perspective: First half of 2012 sees progress on a number of initiatives


Your fees at work: Support for pro bono

2012 scholarship recipient

Law Society revealed: a one-day insider's view through Twitter

Law Society puts on workshop for journalists

From the Rural Education and Access to Lawyers initiative: REAL initiative in full swing

New $12,000 Law Society scholarship for Aboriginal graduate students

Diversity in the legal profession

Milestones in the profession

PLTC students' collaboration

Downtown Vancouver articling offers to stay open to August 17

In Brief

  • Law Society's 2011 Report on Performance and Financial Statements
  • Judicial appointments  


Changes to Legal Profession Act include authority to regulate law firms


Practice Tips: E-billing, e-signatures and paperless offices

Practice Watch

  • Transition to the new Limitation Act
  • Education materials for the new Family Law Act
  • Future harm/public safety exception to disclosure of clients’ confidential information
  • Keeping your client and law firm staff safe from relationship ­violence
  • Scam alerts
    • The Little Black Book of Scams, fake websites and lawyers
    • Fraudster pretending he’s been hired to create a law firm’s website
    • Personal injury settlement claim scam
    • Reporting scams to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
    • Reporting scams to the Law Society  

conduct & discipline

Conduct reviews

Credentials hearing

Discipline digest

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