Signature Events and Programs
Members can enjoy savings and exclusive opportunities to learn and connect with the bench and bar at our signature events and programs. From casual pub nights to gala dinners, or intimate advocacy skills workshops to major symposia, all of our events and programs are created to strengthen our community of like-minded advocates.
Launched in February 2020, the inaugural Vancouver Gala for Advocates brought together over 200 advocates to enjoy an evening of collegiality with the bench and bar, and featured a keynote presentation from The Hon. Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman. Stay tuned for information on the 2022 Vancouver Gala.
The Joe Arvay Award
The award honours an advocate in British Columbia who has made a significant contribution to advancing a claim or an area of the law under challenging circumstances. The award will be presented at the Vancouver Gala. For more information on the award click here
Signature Advocacy CLE
TAS members always enjoy savings on our programs and major symposia, including Women in Litigation, and learning-by-doing CLE programs on core advocacy skills content like Direct Examinations. We have successfully pivoted our core content to interactive, virtual platforms to keep our members' skills sharp and offering access to more programs from across Canada. Information on TAS advocacy programs can be found here
Practice Specific Programs & Events
Members can connect with the bench and bar in their practice area through our Practice Groups that offer Society members the chance to participate in practice-specific forums alongside their peers. Learn more about Practice Groups here.
Young Advocates and 10+
Our Young Advocates' and 10+ Standing Committees run a variety of collegial events for advocates in their early to mid-years of practice, keeping our members connected with their peers. Some events on our BC calendar include Young Advocate socials, Student Big Mingles and Top Tips Panels, Fireside Chats with leaders of the profession and Business Development sessions for mid-career lawyers. Information on all TAS collegial events can be found here.