Key Issues

Why vote

 

This Bencher by-election in Vancouver is your opportunity to decide who represents you on B.C.’s key decision-making regulatory body for lawyers. With less than a third of eligible voters casting their vote in recent elections, your vote really counts. This is your chance to have your voice heard. 

Support for businesses and young lawyers amid Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of a lot of lawyers in BC.

If elected, Kyla plans to do more to support lawyers whose businesses have been impacted a result of the pandemic, including those who rely on legal aid income.

Young lawyers and articled students have also been affected by the pandemic. As a young lawyer herself, Kyla has an acute understanding of these struggles and she promises to do more to support younger members of the bar.

Support for young lawyers

Kyla believes the Law Society should have a voice for young lawyers in a decision making capacity where it matters. 

If elected, she will advocate for a specific seat for lawyers in their first five years of practice at the Bencher table so that individuals who are significantly represented in the bar are not underepresented in its governance.

Disciplinary Issues

Kyla’s years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer has provided her with a highly-developed stance when it comes to the lasting effects a tragic mistake can have on a person’s life. 

As a Bencher of the Law Society of BC, Kyla will promote more ways to help lawyers before they land in trouble in order to prevent and reduce potential future violations by its members. 

Law Society service provision

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a huge adjustment for us all and lawyers have had to find new ways to carry out their work. 

If elected Kyla will work diligently to ensure the Law Society of British Columbia embraces new technology as well as remote service provision.

Diversity

Kyla believes the Law Society can do more to get more diverse lawyers from a range of backgrounds in the profession. If elected, she would ensure that the Law Society engages in more specific recruitment related to diversity.

She would help to establish an outreach program for high-school and university students to encourage more students from diverse backgrounds to apply to law school.

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