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Update on the Legal Professions Act

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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NOTICE OF VICTORIA MEETING

MAY 27, 2024 – WITH

THE LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Government of British Columbia has tabled Bill 21, which will eliminate the Law Society.  The Law Society and many who are aware of the changes being enacted, believe the current version of the legislation is not in the best interests of British Columbians and reflects a profound change in how a critical component of our democracy functions.  Lawyers must be independent of Government to effectively advocate for all those who government impacts.

Come meet the Law Society President Jeevyn Dhaliwal K.C. and CEO Don Avison K.C. to discuss:

  1. What is the effect of eliminating the Law Society and replacing it with the Legal Professions Act?
  2. How does Bill 21 fail to ensure that lawyers are independent of government?
  3. How does Bill 21 fail to ensure that lawyers are self regulated?
  4. How much will the fees and liability risks to lawyers increase?
  5. What is the Law Society planning in response if Bill 21 passes.
    1. A discussion on why litigation challenging this legislation appears inevitable.

Meeting:

  • May 27, 2024
  • 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • The Union Club of British Columbia
    • in the Begbie Lounge
    • 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, B.C
  • (limited refreshments provided)

Any questions please contact Lindsay LeBlanc K.C. or James A.S. Legh Benchers, Victoria County.

leblanc@coxtaylor.ca or legh@sll.ca

Details

Date:
May 27
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Union Club
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z6 Canada
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Phone
(250) 384-1151
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