Credentials Committee

The Credentials Committee is responsible for overseeing the enrolment, education, examination and call to the bar of articled students, the transfer of lawyers to B.C. and the reinstatement of former lawyers. When the character or fitness of an applicant for admission, readmission or transfer needs to be addressed, the Committee considers the application directly or orders a formal credentials hearing. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing applications relating to a student's failed standing in PLTC and for considering any matters arising from the articling system. The Committee further assists the Benchers in setting credentials policy and ensuring that this policy is adhered to and assists in credentials program planning, evaluation and budget. For more on this committee, see Law Society Rules 2-50 to 2-104.

For an overview on becoming a lawyer and the admissions process, see Becoming a Lawyer.


Lisa Hamilton (Chair)
Martin Finch, QC (Vice-Chair)
Satwinder Bains
Jeffrey Campbell, QC
Pinder Cheema, QC
Miriam Kresivo, QC
Carolynn Ryan


Judith Macfarlane

Staff contact

Lesley Small

Committee and Task Force Reports