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B.C. Law Society evaluation reveals many benchers hesitant to raise issues

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 3:38 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of British Columbia’s annual survey of benchers reveals there has been a decline in agreement over whether benchers feel hesitation in raising issues at meetings and that meetings allow for candid discussion.

Herman Van OmmenThese responses were gathered from the governance committee’s evaluation of their benchers, committees, task forces and working groups. The committee sends out a link to a questionnaire that benchers complete every December and the results are included in an annual report. Last year, 87 per cent of benchers completed...