Vote Kyla Lee

For Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia

A Fresh Voice for the Legal Community

Legal Professionals Have Your Say

The Law Society of British Columbia is holding a Bencher by-election in the county of Vancouver. This is your opportunity to decide who gets to represent you on the province’s key decision-making regulatory body.

Voter turnout in the 2019 Vancouver by-election:

27.1%

Voter turnout in the 2020 Vancouver general election:

30.5%

Your vote will make a difference.

Make your voice heard when voting takes place October 30 to November 13, 2020.

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What does a Bencher Do?

Benchers govern and administer the Law Society of British Columbia which regulates the practice of law in the province. They govern lawyers and paralegals and regulate the profession.
Their duties include:
• Sitting on disciplinary and credentials panels.
• Serving on committees and overseeing the implementation of policies and programs that affect the legal community.
• Interpreting the Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct, making amendments where necessary.

Benchers set the ethical standards for all lawyers.

Kyla Lee

Why you should elect Kyla Lee

I will be a fair and balanced voice for every lawyer in British Columbia. Benchers make important decisions about the practice of law in the province. My commitment to access to justice, to public legal education and awareness, and to advancing the law demonstrate that I have the qualifies and character necessary to be a Bencher.

Influential

I have been invited on three separate occasions to present to federal criminal law committees in Ottawa. I have given two presentations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and once to the Senate Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs. I was recently included in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada list. I have written for publications including the Huffington Post, The Lawyers Daily, and Vancouver is Awesome.

Diverse

The Benchers of the Law Society are calling for greater representation from leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience. My Métis heritage has given me first-hand experience of the unique challenges faced by Indigenous lawyers. My background before law involves obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with a major in First Nations Studies, working as an educational assistant with children with disabilities, and working at the Institute for Aboriginal Health. As a young lawyer, I too understand the struggles that many young lawyers face.

Experienced

I have significant experience in committee and executive work. I was the first Canadian ever elected to the board of directors of a multi-national lawyers association. I have served on the TLABC Executive Committee, the TLABC Criminal Law Committee, and the Verdict Editorial Board. I also serve on the CBA Criminal Law Section Executive, and as a Practice Group Leader for The Advocates Society, among many other leadership roles.

 

Voting ends November 13, 2020

Voting in the Bencher election takes place between Friday, October 30 until 5:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2020. Votes will be counted on Monday, November 16, 2020. See the Law Society of BC website for more information.

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