On March 3, 2023, the Law Society of BC released the agenda for the next Bencher meeting on March 10, 2023. The agenda contains a motion of considerable significance: asking government to bring into force the licensed paralegal amendments to the Legal Professions Act:
- Be It Resolved That:
- the Law Society request that the licensed paralegal amendments to the Legal Profession Act and the related transitional provisions in Bill 57 – 2018 Attorney General Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 be brought into force; and
- in anticipation of the amendments being brought into force, the Executive Director is directed to take the necessary steps to provide for the licensing of paralegals, including the development of processes and procedures and proposing to the Benchers any required changes to the Law Society Rules consistent with the authority provided in the amendments once granted.
Your Victoria County Benchers, Lindsay Leblanc and Paul Pearson, want to report in about the motion, express our current views on it, and receive feedback from the Victoria Bar.
Please join us in person at the courthouse Barristers’ Lounge Wednesday, March 8 at 12:00-1:00 PM, 5th floor, 850 Burdett Street to discuss.
To attend electronically please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Meeting link”.