The Law Society of BC held its AGM on September 28 with 198 lawyers and 14 students in attendance. A summary of the proceedings is posted on the Law Society’s website, but here are some highlights:
- Art Vertlieb, QC was acclaimed Second Vice-President for 2011.
- A majority voting at the AGM were in favour (151:6) of the 2011 practice fee of $1,729.14.
- Combined with the Lawyers’ Insurance Fund assessment, which has increased to $1,750 due to continuing economic pressure on claims and investment returns, and the $5 Special Compensation Fund assessment, the total fees for 2011 are $3,484.14.
- The members voted against (43:111) a resolution which proposed a reduction in the continuing professional development requirements for part-time practising lawyers.
For more information, see the news item on the Law Society’s website.