Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act (Print & ProView)

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The author has done a commendable job putting together all the bits and pieces one needs to know to practice law in British Columbia while appropriately charging clients for services offered. In short, Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act helps you to stay up-to-date with the aspects of running a law practice, such as authorities governing conduct, discipline, and fees without having to refer to a wide range of sources.

Being a unique, regularly updated resource connecting the act, the Law Society Rules, and the Code of Professional Conduct to the key cases, this book offers an in-depth insight into the principles and rules governing your profession and practice.

Some significant references include

  • The full text of the Legal Profession Act with annotations and expert commentary, the Law Society Rules, the Code of Professional Conduct, and the Professional Conduct Handbook (replaced by the Code, January 1, 2013)
  • Updated summaries of cases that interpret and apply the act including:
    • Mide-Wilson v. Hungerford Tomyn Lawrenson and Nichols (2013 B.C. C.A.)
    • Lawson Lundell LLP v. 4-J Holding Co. Ltd. (2013 B.C. S.C.)
    • Slater Vecchio LLP v. Cashman (2014 B.C. C.A.)
    • Berge Horn v. Hewson (2013 B.C. C.A.)
  • Three tables of concordance
    • Linking the current Legal Profession Act with past versions as well as the Law Society Rules
    • Linking the current Law Society Rules to the former Rules
    • Linking the Code of Professional Conduct to the Professional Conduct Handbook
  • Research guide, including selected bibliography

An array of topics is covered, including professional responsibility, administrative law issues, disbarment proceedings, integrity, and advertising.


Practice Area:
Legal ethics & professional responsibility

British Columbia

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