The Law Society of BC has issued its 2014 Report on Performance. The annual report demonstrates how the Law Society has been working towards meeting the goals in its Strategic Plan and shares statistics on a wide variety of aspects of the regulator’s activities and BC’s legal professional.
Here are a few interesting figures from the report:
- The Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Program received $50,000 in funding from the LSBC in 2014
- 20 junior Aboriginal lawyers were matched with experienced lawyers in 2014 as part of the Aboriginal Lawyers Mentorship Program
- 2014 was the 30th anniversary of the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC), and the enrollment reached an all-time high of 465 that year
- There were 569 new lawyers in BC in 2014: 296 men and 273 women
A prevalent theme throughout the report is the significant amount of time spent in 2014 on issues related to the proposed law school at Trinity Western University.
The LSBC’s audited financial statements are now available as well.