The professional and ethical standards for BC lawyers are contained in the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, as well as in court decisions and Law Society discipline decisions.
The Law Society is governed by the Legal Profession Act, which is legislation set out by the provincial government.
The Benchers establish the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.
The rules in this Code guide the conduct of lawyers, not only in the practice of law, but also in other activities.
The Member's Manual contains the Act, Rules and Code, as well as the Insurance Policy and Articling Guidelines. The versions in this section are intended to be downloaded and printed by those who maintain a Member's Manual binder.