The LSBC Tribunal is an independent decision making body which hears and decides regulatory cases in a manner that is fair, respectful, transparent, and in the public interest.
We approach every hearing with an open mind with respect to every issue, and avoid doing or saying anything that could cause any person to think otherwise. We are impartial and ensure that we are not improperly influenced in our decision making by internal or external sources. We treat all with respect, courtesy and dignity.
We show respect for the parties, representatives and witnesses and for the hearing process itself. We demonstrate sensitivity to issues of indigenous identity, gender, ability, race, language, culture, and religion. We ensure that the hearing room and process is accessible and barrier free for all.
We act in a manner that is transparent. Our decisions, rules, processes and policies are available to lawyers and the public in an easily accessible and understandable format.
We strive for excellence in our decision making. We aim for continuous improvement and remain open to change and different perspectives.
We are guided by the importance of timely resolution of all matters. We schedule hearing and continuation dates expeditiously and complete written reasons promptly.
We act honestly and ethically. We make each decision on the true merits and justice of the case, based on the law and the evidence. We are not deterred from making the correct decision by any prospect of disapproval from any person, institution or community.