The Member's Manual contains three main sections, each available online and for downloading. Lawyers are encouraged to use the online version of the manual, which is the most current (see shaded box at right). 

Member's Manual – print version

The print version includes the December 2019 amendment package, which updates the Member's Manual to December 20, 2019.

Note: The December 2019 amendment package includes changes to the client identification and verification rules that were adopted by the Benchers in July and December 2019, but made effective January 1, 2020. After pages are replaced, refer to the online version of the Rules for provisions that are in effect until December 31, 2019.

Legal Profession Act  (PDF)
Law Society Rules  (PDF)
Code of Professional Conduct for BC (PDF)
Indemnification Policy No. LPL 20-01-01 (PDF)
Articling Guidelines  (PDF)

Amendment packages

Member's Manual amendment packages are published periodically throughout the year and can be downloaded, printed and inserted into the Manual:

Member's Manual – online versions

Legal Profession Act (

Law Society Rules

Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia (BC Code


A print version of the Member's Manual can be ordered for a fee:

Complete Member's Manual  - $75 plus tax

Member's Manual contents only  - $50 plus tax

Member's Manual empty binder with tabs  - $25 plus tax

To order or for further information.