Member's Manual

The Member's Manual contains three main sections, each available online and for downloading. Lawyers are encouraged to use the online version of the manual, which is the most current. However, if you wish to purchase a paper copy, please contact Communications and Public Relations.

Legal Profession Act
Law Society Rules 2015
Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia (BC Code

(Note: The Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia replaced the Professional Conduct Handbook on January 1, 2013.)


Reminder: Law Society Rules 2015 in effect July 1

The revised and consolidated Law Society Rules 2015 came into effect on July 1, 2015.

The Law Society Rules in effect until June 30, 2015 are archived here. A concordance between the new and old rules is also available.


Amendment packages

Member's Manual amendment packages are published periodically throughout the year and can be downloaded, printed and inserted into the Manual:

Print version of member's manual

Updated to include the June 2015 amendment package 

(Click on the links to the left for the most current versions of the Act, Rules and Code.)

Legal Profession Act  (PDF)
Law Society Rules 2015  (PDF)
Code of Professional Conduct for BC (PDF)
Insurance Policy No. LPL 15-01-01  (PDF)
Articling Guidelines  (PDF)

(Click here to download the print version of the Law Society Rules that are in effect until June 30.)


A new Member's Manual can be ordered for a fee:

Complete Member's Manual  - $75 plus tax

Member's Manual contents only  - $50 plus tax

Member's Manual empty binder with tabs  - $25 plus tax

To order or for further information.