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B.C. law society votes to remove year of call restriction for benchers

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 7:12 AM | By Ian Burns

Members of the Law Society of British Columbia have voted to remove a provision in its rules that prevented newly called lawyers from seeking election as benchers.

Herman Van Ommen, The Law Society of British ColumbiaAt the law society's annual general meeting Oct. 3, members voted to rescind Rule 1-22(1)(b), which required that a candidate for elected bencher must have been a member of the law society in good standing for at least seven years.

“The resolution passed by the required two-thirds majority,” said law society...