Stop letting the TWU controversy make fools of the Canadian bar

It came to my notice that my last post on the British Columbia Law Society’s handling of the accreditation of Trinity Western Law School may have appeared at odds with a prior entry encouraging a negotiated solution.  In the September 26 post, “B.C. Law Society abdicates self-governance in favour of non-governance,” I stated that the decision to refer… Read More

B.C. Law Society abdicates self-governance in favour of non-governance

This afternoon, the Law Society of British Columbia voted 20-10 to hold a referendum on the issue of accreditation of the Trinity Western University.  This came after a vote of 9-21 against deciding to overturn its previous decision in April to grant accreditation.* That first motion arose from a non-binding resolution of a special general meeting… Read More

Becoming a Bar Leader in Three Easy Steps

Alas, paying your dues is still required, but the rewards of serving the profession are limitless. And, as with any political campaign, things either happen by accident, or they don’t.  If they don’t, there is no need to give up.  Here is a handy guide to making it in your law association, in three steps:… Read More