Notices Archive

Notices to the legal profession from 2009 and prior are archived in this section. This archive reflects the Law Society's historical, factual statements and past activities. The status of some issues may have changed since the time of publishing; please check for current status if appropriate.

2009

November 2009 referenda (October 8, 2009)
2009 Bencher election: Call for nominations (September 11, 2009)
2009 Annual General Meeting (August 28, 2009)
2009 Annual General Meeting (July 27, 2009)
2009 Referendum – Proposal to amend the Law Society Rules to add a general meeting saving provision regarding technical failures (July 9, 2009)
Notice of by-election in Prince Rupert (District No. 8) and call for nominations (July 2, 2009)
Law Society congratulates new Supreme Court judges (June 22, 2009)
Fraudsters falsifying ID of major banks in counterfeit bank drafts mortgage deals (June 19, 2009)
Lawyers targeted in new fraud scheme — incorporation and a small business loan (May 14, 2009)
In this notice: New legislation impacts personal injury lawsuits • CanLII user meeting (April 14, 2009)
Lottery scam using fake trust cheques and fake letterhead (March 5, 2009)
In this notice: More on upcoming Law Society public forum on access to justice • Job posting: Policy and Legal Services Lawyer • ABA TECHSHOW (January 23, 2009)

2008

In this notice: Chief Justice McLachlin to speak at Law Society public forum • Department of Justice Symposium on Family Violence (December 22, 2008)
In this notice: Benchers amend client identification and verification rules Online program tracks continuing professional development A variation on the bad cheque scam (December 15, 2008) 
In this notice: Benchers adopt new client identification and verification rulesReturning to practice Law Society wiki -- call for volunteers • ABA TECHSHOW 2009 (November 19, 2008)
In this notice: New start date for client identification and verification rulesFederation consultation on the Canadian common law degree (October 9, 2008)
In this notice: Justice Review Task ForceQueen's Counsel nominations (September 18, 2008)
In this notice: BC law firm victim of counterfeit cheque scamInvitation for comment on draft civil and family rules (September 16, 2008)
Annual General Meeting (August 27, 2008)
Articling Registry to assist BC lawyersHair microscopy case review (August 21, 2008)
Client identification and verification: Are you ready? (July 31, 2008)
2008 Annual General Meeting (July 21, 2008)
Bencher Presentation on Fees and Associated Budgets (PDF: 350 KB) (July 21, 2008)
Reminder: Youth justice forum just one week away Claims Counsel vacancy (June 18, 2008)
Identity fraud alert (June 10, 2008; updated June 23, 2008)
Job opening: Professional Conduct LawyerAmendments to the Legal Profession Act (June 3, 2008)
Top opinion leaders to speak at youth justice forumFamily rules consultation (May 26, 2008)
Counterfeit bank drafts – yet another trust account scam • Claims Counsel – 13-month full-time contract position (May 5, 2008)
PST Bulletin • Justice Review Task Force seeks comment on draft Supreme Court Family Rules • Law Society Award (April 22, 2008)
BC Supreme Court seeks input on pilot project • Law Society Award (April 4, 2008)
Continuing Professional Development 2009 • Fraud alert — counterfeit certified cheques (January 22, 2008)
Allan McEachern 1926-2008 (January 11, 2008)
GST rate cut (January 4, 2008)

2007

Rule 68 expansion province-wide (December 27, 2007)
From Law Society President Anna K. Fung, QC (November 28, 2007)
Bencher election results Government proposal to amend the Notaries Act Land Title and Survey Authority board of directorsMore seats open for Lawyers Without Rights forum: November 22Job posting: Staff Lawyer, Custodianships (November 16, 2007)
Refund of PST on legal fees paid by low-income clients (October 26, 2007)
Proposed anti-money laundering regulations and model rule • Upcoming events (October 4, 2007)
Title insurance report • Queen's Counsel nominations • Pacific Legal Technology Conference (September 14, 2007)
2007 Annual General Meeting (August 27, 2007)
2007 Annual General Meeting (July 18, 2007)
Staff Lawyer: Policy and Legal Services • 2007 Pacific Legal Technology Conference (July 18, 2007)
Draft anti-money laundering regulations released • 2007 annual general meeting (July 10, 2007)
Provincial government issues new PST remittance guidelines (June 18, 2007)
Lawyers Insurance Fund seeks feedback on guide to prevent missed deadlines • Four amendments to the Legal Profession Act • Notice of suspension (June 12, 2007)
Free public forum to address disability issues • Low income survey • Celebrate Law Week: April 16-22 (April 16, 2007)

2006

Bench & Bar Dinners (November 16, 2006)
Free public forum on citizenship and the law • Pacific Legal Technology Conference • Employment opportunity - Superior Courts (October 5, 2006)
AGM member resolution withdrawn • First national pro bono conference • Call for nominations for 2006 Canadian pro bono awards • Pacific Legal Technology Conference — early bird registration deadline • Suspensions pending disposition of citation (September 15, 2006)
2006 Annual General Meeting (August 22, 2006)
Suspension: Zahra Jenab (August 9, 2006)
Memorial service for Dugald Christie (August 3, 2006)
2006 Annual General Meeting (July 19, 2006)
PST Update: Government guidelines now available (July 12, 2006)
In this notice: Our newest Lay Bencher – Barbara Levesque • The Rob Gourlay Memorial Dinner, coming June 27 • A new Law Society posting: Professional Conduct Lawyer (two-year contract) • A stay of suspension pending appeal (May 31, 2006)
PST Update: Court of Appeal provides relief for low-income people in need of legal services • Disbarment (May 18, 2006)
An update for BC lawyers: Lawyers must safeguard client documents • 2006 Law Society Award – call for nominations • Pacific Legal Technology Conference • Job posting (April 12, 2006)
Ceased members (PDF: 236 KB) (March 17, 2006)
Court of Appeal orders partial stay of judgment in Christie v. British Columbia (March 10, 2006)
Christie decision update (February 27, 2006)
BC Court of Appeal approves form of order on PST in Christie (February 10, 2006)
Law Society seeks information on title insurance (February 6, 2006)
Further update on provincial sales tax on legal services (January 13, 2006)

2005

Provincial sales tax update (December 23, 2005)
Provincial sales tax on legal services following the Christie decision (December 21, 2005)
Notice of 2005 Bencher election and call for nominations (September 19, 2005)
1) From the BC superior courts (Special joint sitting to honour Mr. Justice Esson; Expedited Litigation Project Rule takes effect September 1; Posting: Law Officer of the Supreme Court of BC); 2) From the BC Land Title and Survey Authority (Post-filing searches on EFS filings) (August 31, 2005)
Notice of Annual General Meeting (August 26, 2005)
1) Pro Bono Law of BC survey; 2) 2005 Technology Conference (August 17, 2005)
Law Society alert on fraud schemes (August 10, 2005)
Scamsters target lawyers (July 8, 2005)
1) Pacific Legal Technology Conference is coming October 14; 2) Positions available; 3) BC lawyers approve 2006 practice fee (June 27, 2005)
Lawyers not to accept $7,500 or more in cash trust deposits (June 9, 2005)
Referendum on 2006 Practice Fee (June 1, 2005)
Ceased members(PDF: 187 KB) (April 18, 2005)
Tim McGee appointed head of the Law Society (April 11, 2005)
BC government confirms that BC lawyers should not charge PST to low-income clients (March 14, 2005)
New rules require lawyers to guard against scamsters (March 10, 2005)
Trust Administration Fee: information circular now available (February 11, 2005)
New Law Society website (January 25, 2005)

2004

Law Society Executive Director resigns (December 6, 2004)
Law Society appoints Acting Executive Director (November 25, 2004)
Law Society Executive Director (November 22, 2004)
1) Limited liability partnerships for BC law firms and 2) the 2004 call for nominations for Queen's Counsel (September 17, 2004)
David W. Gibbons, QC (August 29, 2004)
2004 Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia (August 23, 2004)
Richard R. Sugden, QC to receive 2004 Law Society Award (August 18, 2004)
Referendum on 2005 Practice Fee and Mandatory or Voluntary Payment of CBA Fee (June 1, 2004)
Referendum on Law Society Practice Fee for 2005 and Mandatory or Voluntary CBA Fee (May 14, 2004)
Transcript of Lay Bencher June Preston's address to the May 2004 call ceremony(PDF)
Ceased members(PDF) (April 23, 2004)
Benchers pass new rule to fight money laundering (April 2, 2004)
1) LTO e-filing, 2) New Business Corporations Act and 3) Claims Counsel position opening (March 24, 2004)
The Law Society Award – Deadline for nominations: Friday, May 7, 2004(PDF) (March 2, 2004)
Law Society supports government's look at a Land Title Authority (February 16, 2004)
Introducing the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) for Internet Research (January 21, 2004)

2003

Suspensions (December 18, 2003)
2003 Bencher elections and referendum results (November 19, 2003)
Law Society President resigns (October 10, 2003)
Continuation of 2003 Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia (September 24, 2003)
Notice of 2003 AGM / Proposed 2004 practice fee (July 18, 2003)
Your assistance requested for paralegal certification survey (May 16, 2003)
Law Society seeks potential appointees to Legal Services Society (March 12, 2003)
Ceased members (PDF) (March 7, 2003)
1) Law Society rule allows lawyers to make large trust withdrawals electronically; 2) Lawyers should verify electronic deposits made to their trust accounts; 3) New rule will require lawyers to report failures in mortgage discharges (February 13, 2003)
Suspensions (January 27, 2003)
1. New cross-border regulations require clients, not their lawyers, to file reports; and 2. BC Supreme Court introduces fax filing pilot project (January 8, 2003)

2002

Law Society Conveyancing Practices Task Force issues second interim report (December 19, 2002)
Disbarment and Suspension (December 16, 2002)
Launch of ProBonoNet BC links lawyers and the community (November 19, 2002)
Special Compensation Fund and other fees for 2003 (October 9, 2002)
Society takes new steps to protect public (September 19, 2002)
Law Society Annual General Meeting: September 20, 2002 (August 21, 2002)
1) Government issues consultation paper in Civil Liability Review; 2) Courthouse litigation adjourned to July 15; 3) Suspension (May 7, 2002)
Special General Meeting (March 19, 2002)
Special General Meeting (February 27, 2002)
Ceased members (PDF: 203 KB) (February 28, 2002)

2001

Proceeds of Crime legislation: lawyers should proceed with caution (September 7, 2001)
Law Society Annual General Meeting: September 21, 2001 (August 22, 2001)
Day of Law — in conjunction with the Annual General Meetings of the Law Society and the CBA (BC Branch) (July 12, 2001)
Downtown Vancouver firms: articling offers stay open to August 20 (March 30, 2001)
Suspension (February 12, 2001)
Suspensions (February 8, 2001)

2000

Law Society study reveals the real cost of legal aid cutbacks (October 3, 2000)
Bench & Bar Dinner (September, 2000)
Information from the Law Society respecting Resolution 2, from Karl Warner, Q.C., President (August 28, 2000)
Law Society Annual General Meeting: September 22, 2000 (August 21, 2000)
Marketing Tips, Techniques and Technology: The Key to Satisfied Clients (May 1, 2000)
Referendum passes on honoraria for the President and Vice-Presidents (February 28, 2000)

1999

Law Society Discrimination Ombudsperson — Request for Proposals (December 14, 1999)
Y2K: there's still time (November 23, 1999)
Results of Bencher election and referendum (November 16, 1999)
Election of Benchers for 2000 – 2001 term: acclamations (October 22, 1999)
Referendum ballot: Proposal to extend term of office of Lay Benchers until replaced by Provincial Cabinet (October 22, 1999)
Law Society Annual General Meeting: September 24, 1999 (August 23, 1999)
Invitation to a forum on the new PLTC entrance examination (August 20, 1999)
Suspensions and resignation (August 18, 1999)
CanCopy approaching B.C. law firms to seek photocopy licenses (July 15, 1999)
Ethics Committee issues opinion on ICBC's Request for Proposals (June 16, 1999)
Ethics Committee to Review ICBC Request for Proposals for Claims-Related Legal Services (June 3, 1999)
List of ceased members (March 10, 1999)
Ethical duties of Crown Counsel withdrawing services (March 4, 1999)
Insurer audit requirements may compromise solicitor-client privilege and confidentiality (January 25, 1999)

1998

Probate Fees — pay them "under protest" (November 9, 1998)

 

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