Vancouver Bar Association

Membership Info

For membership registration or general inquires, please contact Lynda Roberts.

Annual General Meeting

The Vancouver Bar Association's Annual General Meeting will held on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Fairmont, Hotel Vancouver. In addition to the AGM, there will be a Silent Auction to benefit Access Pro Bono BC and the Lawyers' Assistance Program of British Columbia. The event will also feature the presentation of the 2016 Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award.

Tickets will go on sale closer to the event. For general inquiries with regards to the AGM please contact Sanja Kraljevic.

Articling Guidelines

Please find the VBA articling guidelines here

For Students

For students, the dates for interviews for Summer 2017 are as follows:

  • Application deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Intention to call emails: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (8 a.m. PST)
  • Interview call day: Thursday, October 13, 2016 (8 a.m. PST)
  • Interview week: Monday, October 24, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Offer call day: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (8 a.m. PST)
  • Offer Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 (8 a.m. PST)

The Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award

The Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award is conferred each year to recognize a lawyer who has distinguished himself or herself as an outstanding mentor. Peter was, himself, an exemplary mentor who made extraordinary efforts to pass on his legal skills, wisdom, ethical insights, good judgment, commitment to decorum and civility, and idealism to those who had the good fortune to work with him.

To make a nomination, kindly send a letter of not more than 500 words outlining the reasons why you consider your nominee to be a fit and proper candidate for the award to committee member Mark Fancourt-Smith on or before Friday, October 14, 2016. Nominations must be endorsed by five additional members (or former members) of the Law Society of British Columbia. Candidates must be able to attend the presentation ceremony at this years AGM on November 24, 2016.

For more information regarding the Hyndman Mentorship Award, please download and review the following PDF.