Correction Notice: 2013 Benchers election – call for nominations

The call for nominations posted to the Law Society website and mailed to the profession on August 26, 2013 incorrectly referred to First Vice-President Jan Lindsay, QC as a Vancouver Bencher, and incorrectly stated (under the heading 'Law Society Rules') that “… the number of Benchers to be elected from the County of Vancouver (District No. 1) has been reduced from 13 to 12 …”

Ms. Lindsay was last elected as a Bencher by the members of the County of Westminster in the 2009 Benchers general election. At the 2011 Annual General Meeting, Ms. Lindsay was elected as the Law Society’s second vice-president for 2012. In November 2012, Ms. Lindsay moved her main place of practice to Vancouver. However, Rule 1-3(4) still applies and Ms. Lindsay remains a Westminster Bencher until she completes a term as president.

The third paragraph of the “Law Society Rules” section of the call for nominations posted to the Law Society website has been corrected accordingly and now states:

Law Society Rules

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Pursuant to Rule 1-20(2), the number of Benchers to be elected from the County of Westminster (District No. 4) has been reduced from 3 to 2, because Westminster Bencher Jan Lindsay, QC now holds the office of First Vice-President. Similarly, the number of Benchers to be elected from District No. 9 (Kamloops) has been reduced from one to none, because Kamloops Bencher Ken Walker, QC now holds the office of Second Vice-President. And, the number of Benchers to be elected from the County of Vancouver (District No. 1) will be reduced from 13 to 12, if David Crossin, QC (the Benchers’ nominee for the office of Second Vice-President in 2014) is elected at the Annual General Meeting on October 1, 2013. Under Rule 1-3(4), these three individuals automatically continue as Benchers until they complete their terms as president.