Law Society requires lawyers to take Indigenous intercultural course

BC Legislature building and totem pole

The Law Society of BC requires all lawyers in BC to complete the Indigenous intercultural course by January 2024. 

The course will help you increase your awareness and understanding about the colonization of British Columbia and its impacts on Indigenous communities and individuals. You’ll learn about the history of Aboriginal-Crown relations, the history and legacy of residential schools, and how legislation regarding Indigenous peoples created the issues that reconciliation seeks to address. 

The course provides up to 6 credit hours of Continuing Professional Development, and it’s free.  

To learn more about the course or how to certify completion, review the FAQS or a PDF of the course materials. Lawyers can access the course easily through the Member Portal on the Law Society of BC’s website.