New Code of Professional Conduct in Place January 1, 2013

December 21, 2012

Hat tip to Courthouse Libraries BC for the reminder that the new Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, also known as the BC Code, will be coming into effect January 1, 2013.

Read more about the new code in the latest issue of Benchers’ Bulletin: the article The Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia: An ethical guide for lawyers gives in-depth background on how and why the new code was produced.  It notes that, “BC is one of six Canadian provinces that have either adopted or implemented the Model Code. Also on the list are Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. In the other provinces, the code is still under review.”

See also the sidebar in the article outlining free CLE opportunities, offered by CLEBC and the Law Society.

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