Membership Categories & Dues

Benefactor Membership
Benefactor Members rise above and beyond the call of duty in their support for the Association. Benefactors recognize that TLABC has been instrumental to their success, and demonstrate their commitment to our goals by contributing at the highest membership level.

Benefactor Membership Dues:  $2,000.

 

Sustaining Membership
Sustaining Members go the extra mile for TLABC, voluntarily offering their enhanced financial support to ensure that we are able to maintain the high standard of legal education and resources for which we are known throughout the legal community in BC.

Sustaining Membership Dues:  $1,000.

 

Regular Membership
Regular Membership is available to practising lawyers, licensed in BC, who:
  • in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance, Wrongful Death, Medical Negligence, Employment and/or Administrative/Tribunal law, for the most part represent the plaintiff; and/or
  • in criminal practice, for the most part represent the accused; or
  • practise in other areas of law and do not practise in the areas listed above at all.
Regular members are entitled to voting privileges as set forth in the Association's bylaws, on all issues in all meetings of members of the Association. Only Regular members may attend meetings where votes will be tallied, and only voting members may hold office within the governance structure of the Association.

Regular Membership dues are determined by year of call, as follows:
  • Under 1 year call - $138.
  • 1-2 years call - $193.
  • 3-5 years call - $248. 
  • 6-10 years call - $468.
  • 10 years call and up - $605. 
Associate Membership
Associate Membership is available to practising lawyers, licenced in BC, who do not qualify for Regular membership as described above, in that they:
  • for the most part, represent the defence in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance, Wrongful Death, Medical Negligence, Employment and/or Administrative/Tribunal law, and/or
  • for the most part, act for the Crown or agents rather than the accused, in criminal proceedings.
Associate members may enjoy almost all regular membership benefits, although they may not vote, nor attend meetings where votes will be tallied, nor hold office within the governance structure of the Association.

Associate Membership dues are determined by year of call, as follows
  • Under 1 year call - $138.
  • 1-2 years call - $193.
  • 3-5 years call - $248. 
  • 6-10 years call - $468. 
  • 10 years call and up - $605.
Out-of-Province Membership
Out-of-province membership is for lawyers who primarily live and practise outside British Columbia, and who are members in good standing of the Law Society or licensing body of the jurisdiction where they live and practise. (Non-voting membership.)

Out-of-Province Membership Dues:  $220.

 

Articling Student Membership
For students who are currently completing their articles. (Non-voting membership).

Articling Student Membership Dues:  $103.

 
Law Student Membership
For current, full-time law students in an accredited law school, who have never been called to the Bar. (Non-voting membership.)

Law Student Membership Dues:  $33.

 
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Membership
For paralegals and legal assistants employed fulltime in a legal support capacity by a lawyer member in good standing of TLABC. (Non-voting membership.)

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Membership Dues:  $198.

 

Retired/Non-Practising Lawyer Membership
For lawyers who are now fully retired from the practice of law and/or temporarily not practising law, but who continues to subscribe to the goals and purposes of TLABC and wish to maintain their membership and certain membership benefits. (Non-voting membership.)

Retired/Non-Practising Lawyer Membership Dues:  $103.