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Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence The Law Society …

The rule of law is a system in which all people and institutions are subject to the same laws. The laws apply to everyone, including officials of the government, corporations and private citizens, no matter how wealthy or powerful. Under the rule of law, laws should be administered and enforced fairly and equally.

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Lawyer Directory

(8 days ago) Lawyer Directory. The Lawyer Directory is a searchable tool that you can use to help you find the names, contact information and current practice status of lawyers licensed in BC. For the best results, type the lawyer's last name only, in full or in part. Search results will also include if the lawyer has a discipline history or restriction

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What is the rule of law vs. rule by law The Law Society

(8 days ago) The Law Society is a regulatory body that protects the public by enforcing professional standards for lawyers in our province. We bring you this discussion today to raise awareness about the importance of upholding the rule of law. Here's your host. Jon Festinger. I'm Jon Festinger. I'm a member of the Law Society's Rule of Law and Lawyer

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Finding a Lawyer The Law Society of British Columbia

(7 days ago) The Lawyer Referral Service can also help you find the name of a BC lawyer with expertise in foreign law. For a list of foreign lawyers who have permission to practise in BC, contact Credentials and Member Services at the Law Society. Ask friends, relatives, co-workers, doctors, dentists or accountants for a referral.

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Brochure: Considering a Career in Law

(1 days ago) law firm or as in-house counsel for a business or government. Non-practising lawyers are usually people whose work requires them to remain part of the legal profession but who do not provide legal services, for example law school professors, business persons or journalists. Senior lawyers who no longer practise law are entitled to

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New Lawyers and Students The Law Society of British …

(8 days ago) Law school is the first step for prospective lawyers in BC. The second step is successful completion of the Law Society Admission Program, comprising the 10-week Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC), including examinations and skills assessments, and nine months of articles. PLTC focuses on certain lawyering skills, ethics and practice

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COVID-19 preparedness at the Law Society The Law …

(1 days ago) The Law Society’s leadership team is closely following developments related to COVID-19, including updates from the provincial health officer, and will provide further notifications of any additional steps that are taken that may affect Law Society services or events.

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Law firm regulation

(Just Now) Law firm regulation - decisions, admissions and consent resolutions The following decisions, admissions and consent resolutions relate to the regulation of law firms: Law firm

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Free online CPD programs The Law Society of British Columbia

(8 days ago) The Law Society of BC is offering a free two-hour program provided by practice advisor Barbara Buchanan, QC and audit team leader Tina Kaminski to help lawyers comply with the Law Society’s anti-money laundering rules. The program includes information on money laundering, cash, client identification and verification, red flags and risk

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The Rule of Law and Current Events in the US

(7 days ago) The rule of law is a crucial element in the protection of rights and freedoms against excesses of state power. The hallmarks of a state that violates the principles of the rule of law are ones that we need to ensure we avoid. Those that govern, whether it be in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia or anywhere

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Overview of 2022 fees The Law Society of British Columbia

(2 days ago) The Law Society contributes funding to support pro bono and access to legal services. The 2022 funding is set at $365,000 and is sent to the Law Foundation for distribution. Lawyers Indemnity Fund Fee. The indemnity fee will remain at …

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Law Society suspends Vancouver lawyer Florence Esther

(1 days ago) The Law Society took the position that the disciplinary penalty for such professional misconduct should be a suspension of at least six months, emphasizing that Yen had been wilfully blind and continued to act for the client at issue without having made any reasonable inquiries. Yen submitted that a significant fine and a suspension of two

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Information: Incorporation of a Law Practice

(5 days ago) Law corporations shall disclose on all letterhead and business cards, and in all marketing activities (as defined in the Code of Professional Conduct for BC, Chapter 14(2)), that the legal services are being provided by a law corporation. If a law firm has a law corporation as a partner or employee, all letterhead, business cards or other

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2021 Annual General Meeting The Law Society of British

(8 days ago) The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Law Society will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Virtual meeting Pursuant to Rule 1-9.1, the Executive Committee has directed that the 2021 AGM will be held by internet connection entirely and without the physical presence of individuals in a meeting place.

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Law Society and Law Foundation to provide funding for

(Just Now) The Law Society and the Law Foundation were among the founding members of Access to Justice BC when it was created in 2014 to serve as a platform enabling organizations to work collaboratively to improve access to civil and family justice in BC.

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Client Files Ownership

(9 days ago) The law Neither the Code nor the Law Society Rules outline how to determine what documents are the client’s property. The remainder of this article provides guidance to determine ownership of client file documents. The primary position of Canadian courts at the time of writing this article

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Law Society suspends Vancouver lawyer Stephen Bronstein

(1 days ago) A hearing panel of the Law Society Tribunal has accepted a joint submission of the Law Society and Stephen Bronstein that Bronstein be suspended for one month, he not act as counsel or agent for any “Sixties Scoop” claimants, and he be referred to a Law Society practice review of files opened since January 1, 2017.

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LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FAMILY LAW …

(2 days ago) whether a lawyer with Aboriginal law experience should be consulted. Further information on Aboriginal law issues is available on the “Aboriginal Law” page in the “Practice Areas” section of the CLEBC website (www.cle.bc.ca) and in other CLEBC publications. Additional resources. For more detailed information about divorce and other

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Law Society suspends Vancouver lawyer Paul Doroshenko

(1 days ago) News Release. June 16, 2021. Vancouver lawyer Paul Doroshenko has admitted to professional misconduct and consented to a suspension of two months, effective June 21, 2021. Doroshenko admitted to misappropriating or improperly withdrawing $44,353.19 in client trust funds; failing to identify a trust shortage, pay funds to immediately eliminate

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Part 5 – Hearings and Appeals The Law Society of British

(8 days ago) Part 5 – Hearings and Appeals. Application. 5-1 (1) This part applies to. (a) a hearing on an application for enrolment, call and admission or reinstatement, (b) a hearing on a citation, and. (c) unless the context indicates otherwise, a review by a review board of a hearing decision. (2) In this part, a law firm may act through its

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Law Society suspends lawyer Larry David Routtenberg The

(1 days ago) The Law Society’s Discipline Committee Chair accepted a consent agreement between the Law Society and Routtenberg that set out the ten-week suspension, as well as a written commitment from Routtenberg that he will not handle any trust transactions for two years. For details, read the summary of the consent agreement.-30-

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Our Initiatives The Law Society of British Columbia

(5 days ago) The Law Society, in addition to its core regulatory functions, brings a voice to issues affecting the justice system and the delivery of legal services. Major initiatives in the following areas are currently underway. Innovation Sandbox. Submit a proposal for …

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Law Society obtains injunction against Loraine Lee The

(1 days ago) The Law Society has obtained a court order prohibiting Loraine Lee from practicing law and from holding herself out to be a lawyer. Lee, formerly of the Vehicle Sales Authority, had misrepresented herself as being a member of the Law Society and she engaged in unauthorized practice of law, including by acting as counsel for the VSA in regulatory proceedings.

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Code of Professional Conduct for BC: December 2019

(Just Now) Law Societies’ Model Code of Professional Conduct, though there are points of variance from the Model Code that the Benchers have considered to be appropriate for guiding practice in British Columbia. Where there is a corresponding provision in the Model Code,

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Canada and the Rule of Law

(5 days ago) the law’s demands, regulations, consequences and obligations. Centuries later, this idea was expanded upon by John Locke, who emphasized the need for laws to be firmly put in place, as opposed to governments’ decisions being made simply arbitrarily, at the whim of those in

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Law Society suspends Surrey lawyer Zao (Aidan) Huang The

(1 days ago) The Law Society’s Discipline Committee Chair accepted a consent agreement between the Law Society and Huang that set out the three month suspension. For additional details, read the summary of the consent agreement.-30-For media inquiries, please contact: Vinnie Yuen Communications Officer 604.697.5836 [email protected]

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Report: Towards a More Diverse Legal Profession: Better

(4 days ago) The Law Society of British Columbia is committed to the principles of equity and diversity and believes the public is best served by a more inclusive and representative profession. The demo - graphics of the population in BC have shifted dramatically in past decades. The demographics

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Practice Resource: Solicitors' Liens and Charging Orders

(4 days ago) Law Society of British Columbia Practice Resource: Solicitors’ Liens 2 Lawyers must exercise their professional judgment respecting the correctness and applicability of the material. The Law Society accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and expressly disclaims any …

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Definitions The Law Society of British Columbia

(2 days ago) Definitions. 1 In these rules, unless the context indicates otherwise: “Act” means the Legal Profession Act, SBC 1998, c. 9; “admission program” means the program for articled students administered by the Society or its agents, commencing on an articled student’s enrolment start date and including the period during which the student is (a) articled to a principal, or

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LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA GENERAL LITIGATION

(2 days ago) LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA GENERAL LITIGATION PRACTICE CHECKLISTS MANUAL PROCEDURE DM2968512 12/20 E-2-1 LEGEND — NA = Not applicable L = Lawyer LA = Legal assistant ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED NA L LA DATE DUE DATE DONE INTRODUCTION Purpose and currency of checklist. This checklist is designed to be used with …

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Notice to the Profession: Take action to protect against

(Just Now) Another BC law firm recently had its entire computer system infected with ransomware. The firm was blocked from accessing their computers, client lists, emails, accounting and financial information and other digital files until it paid a ransom in Bitcoin. The cause of the breach was likely a lawyer or employee clicking on a link in an

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Legal Opinions: Sample Opinion Letter No. 3: Commercial

(6 days ago) multi-jurisdictional opinion. It does not address conflicts issues, choice of law clauses, or jurisdictional questions. If the facts of the transaction require that such matters be addressed, then assumptions, qualifications, and limitations will be required in addition to those contained in this sample opinion.

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Awards and Scholarships The Law Society of British Columbia

(2 days ago) The Law Society is currently inviting nominations and applications for the Excellence in Family Law Award, the Award for Leadership in Legal Aid, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award, the Pro Bono Award, and the Mark Andrews Excellence in Litigation Award. The deadline for submitting nominations or applications is 5 pm on October 4, 2021.

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E-Brief: August 2021 The Law Society of British Columbia

(8 days ago) The Law Society and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC invite you to the 2021 Mental Health Forum for Legal Professionals, to hear and share practical strategies as to how practitioners, firms and other legal employers can actively work toward improving mental health within the profession. The event will take place via webinar on

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Law Society appoints Harry Cayton for governance review

(1 days ago) The Law Society’s board has appointed Harry Cayton to conduct an independent review of Law Society governance and how it meets the needs and priorities of a diverse public and legal profession. Cayton’s review will examine the Society’s governance structure, how it assists or inhibits the delivery of the legal regulator’s core purpose

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Dolden Wallace Folick, LLP

(6 days ago) 8. The Law Firm is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, with additional offices in Kelowna, Calgary, and Toronto. It practises as a limited liability partnership. 9. Virtually all of the Law Firm’s clients are institutional insurance companies and the practice of the Law Firm is insurance-related. Given its clients, the Law Firm does not

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Law Society seeks applicants for hearing panel pools The

(1 days ago) The Law Society is seeking applicants from lawyers and members of the public from outside the practice of law to serve on its hearing panels. The Law Society of British Columbia regulates lawyers in the public interest by ensuring that the people of BC are served by lawyers who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.

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Practice Resource Model Policy

(8 days ago) Law Society of British Columbia Practice Resource: Model Policy - Workplace Accommodation 6 . British Columbia Human Rights Code, under which there is …

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Exemptions The Law Society of British Columbia

(Just Now) lawyers who resume practising law within the reporting year after having been exempt and, subject to the new-member exemption,above, new members by way of transfer. These lawyers must complete one credit hour for each full or partial calendar month in the practice of law. The professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations

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E-Brief: July 2021 The Law Society of British Columbia

(6 days ago) The Law Society and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC are hosting a Mental Health Forum on Tuesday, September 14 from 9 am to 12 pm, to bring together the legal community to share practical strategies as to how practitioners, firms and other legal employers can actively work toward improving mental health within the profession.

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High School Students The Law Society of British Columbia

(9 days ago) The Law Society of BC is responsible for setting and enforcing standards for the licensing, competence, professional conduct and discipline of lawyers in BC. Legal services, like other professional services, are regulated for public protection. Regulation helps lessen the risk that a member of the public will suffer serious harm at the hands of

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Practice Resource: Model letter to client

(3 days ago) [join the law firm [name]/commence practice as a sole practitioner]. As I am presently the responsible lawyer on the above matter, I am required to inform you that you may retain me (in my new capacity) to continue to represent you in this matter or you may choose to have [name of former law firm]

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