Contact Us

The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9

Telephone: 604.669.2533 | Toll-free: 1.800.903.5300
Fax: 604.669.5232 | TTY: 604.443.5700

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm*

*The Law Society office will close at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 9.

For lawyers and students
Regulatory Contacts
General Contacts

For Lawyers and Students

Credentials and Member Services
  • Admission, reinstatement and transfers of membership to BC
  • Membership verification
  • Membership status and address changes
  • Articling
  • Call ceremonies
  • Law corporations
  • Certificates (standing, authentication or notarial)
  • Proof of insurance

Alan Treleaven, Director of Education and Practice
Lesley Small, Manager of Credentials and Licensing 

Practice and Ethics Advice
  • Law Society Rules
  • Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia
  • practice management
  • practice and ethics advice
  • client identification and verification
  • client relationships and lawyer/lawyer relationships
  • help with directing enquiries to the Ethics Committee
  • scams and fraud alerts

Practice Advisors (Practice advisors cannot provide advice to the public.)

The Equity Ombudsperson confidentially assists anyone who works in a firm in resolving concerns over possible discrimination, and assists law firms in preventing discrimination and promoting a healthy work environment.
Contact Anne Chopra, 604.687.2344.

Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC)
  • Curriculum and materials
  • Policies
  • Dates and registration to admissions program and PLTC
  • Faculty and volunteering
  • Academic support
  • Exams and assessments

Lynn Burns, Deputy Director, 604.697.5808
Amity Chow, Program Coordinator, 604.697.5859
Alexis Kazanowski, Practice Material Editor

Lawyers Insurance Fund
  • BC lawyers' professional liability insurance
  • Trust protection coverage

Detailed list of insurance staff contacts

Trust Assurance
  • Compliance Audit program
  • Trust accounting
  • Trust reporting
  • Trust Administration Fee

Felicia Ciolfitto, Manager of Trust Regulation

Regulatory Contacts

Complaints and Discipline/ Professional Conduct

Information on how to file a complaint

Gurprit Copland, Manager, Intake and Early Resolution
Howie Caldwell, Manager, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement

Complainants' Review Committee

Ashleigh Fasken, Paralegal


Michael Rhodes, Manager of Custodianships

Practice Standards and Remediation
  • Practice standards for BC lawyers
  • Remedial studies programs

Kensi Gounden, Manager, Standards, Professional Development and Practice Advice

Unauthorized Practice

Michael Kleisinger, Unauthorized Practice Counsel

General Contacts

Communications and Website

Taylore Ashlie, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management

Media inquiries and interviews:
David Jordan at 604.443.5708
Tim Travis at 604.697.5836

Speakers Bureau

Policy and Legal Services

Michael Lucas, Manager, Policy & Legal Services

Law Society legal matters and policy development

Gender equality, multiculturalism and disability programs

Information Technology Services

Adam Whitcombe, Chief Information and Planning Officer
Thomas Kampioni, Manager of Information Systems


Bernice Chong, Manager of Operations

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Access to records: Jackie Drozdowski, Information and Privacy Officer
Privacy: Kerryn Garvie, Privacy Compliance Officer

Human Resources

Donna Embree, Human Resources Manager


Jeanette McPhee, Chief Financial Officer


Public Inquiries

Please note that the Law Society is a regulatory body and cannot offer legal advice.

The following provides answers to the most common inquiries we receive.

Finding a lawyer
Look up a lawyer’s contact information
Check a lawyer’s discipline history
Make a complaint about a lawyer
Tips on how to work with a lawyer
Lawyers’ fees and disputes about fees
Authentication of documents
Certificates of good standing
Locate lost files and wills
Unauthorized practice: non-lawyers providing legal services

Looking for legal advice or assistance?

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us at the number at left.