For the Public

You can learn more about the LSBC Tribunal by reading our Mission and Core Values. You can find information on attending a public hearing in the Guides for the Public section. If you still have questions, you may find answers among the FAQs. For an overview of what we achieve each year, take a look at our Annual Reports.

For Participants

Our Legal Resources section includes links to Directions on practice and procedure before the LSBC Tribunal as well as Forms to be filed with the Tribunal Office. Under Instructions and Guides, you will find a variety of information helpful for parties and participants involved in current cases before the LSBC Tribunal.

Hearings and Decisions

For upcoming hearings, take a look at our Hearing Schedule. If you need to find information about a current case or past decision, these can be found in the Hearing Files and Decisions section. For a list of all recently initiated or recently decided cases, see the Recent Proceeding Updates section below.

What's New

June 9, 2023

LSBC Tribunal Suspends Victoria Lawyer William Heflin for Six Months for Sexual Harassment of Client

The LSBC Tribunal has suspended Victoria lawyer William James Heflin for a period of six months following a finding of sexual harassment against his client during their solicitor-client relationship. The Tribunal determined that Heflin*s actions were serious and represented a breach of trust. Heflin had a previous disciplinary history consisting of four conduct reviews, which included various infractions such as breaches of undertakings and improper withdrawal as counsel. Since Heflin is no longer a member of the Law Society, the suspension will take effect if and when he ever successfully reapplies for reinstatement. Former members with serious disciplinary histories must undergo a licensing hearing to prove their good character and fitness if they ever apply to be reinstated to practice law.
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