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Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act
By: Gordon Turriff, Q.C.
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Everything you need to practise and bill appropriately in British Columbia

Are you looking for the easiest and surest way to remain current with the authorities governing conduct, discipline and fees? Turn to the Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act, a unique, regularly updated resource that links the Act, the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct to key cases, giving you in-depth insight into the principles and rules governing your profession and practice. This significant reference includes:

  • 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:
    • Quebec (Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions) v. Jodoin, 2017 SCC 26 (describing the overlapping authority of courts and of law societies to sanction lawyer conduct)
    • Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20 (determining that a law society can impose on its members a programme of mandatory continuing education; and dictating that the Dunsmuir “standard of review framework” applies to appeals concerning the validity of rules made by a law society)
    • Harding v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 171 (discussing the standard of internal review of discipline proceedings)
    • Attorney General of British Columbia v. Lee, 2017 BCCA 219 (addressing the subject of waiver of the solicitor-client privilege as to documents unintentionally disclosed)
  • Three Tables of Concordance
    • Linking the current Legal Profession Actwith 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

Topics covered are wide ranging and include professional responsibility, administrative law issues, disbarment proceedings, integrity and advertising.

About the Author

Gordon Turriff, Q.C., was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1975 and retired from practice in July 2015. Mr. Turriff is Bencher-in-Residence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. He was formerly counsel to Stikeman Elliott LLP in its Vancouver office, as well as a past President and now Life Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. Since 1981, his work has been extensively concerned with lawyer-client financial relationships and costs of litigation. He was a founding member and is a former director of the British Columbia Law Institute, successor to the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia, and he is the author of the Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act and co-author of British Columbia Annual Practice (Canada Law Book).