According to a report in The Lawyers Weekly of March 26, 2004, the Benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia have postponed debate on the form of the practice fee referendum on the subject of CBA payments. “[CBABC President Robert] Brun asked that the vote be adjourned to give the CBA more time to consider the wording of the questions”, according to the report.

How hard can it be to consider and settle on a question to the membership on this issue? Is the CBA seeking to stymie a vote on whether lawyers in B.C. should continue to be forced to pay fees to the CBA, as it did in New Brunswick a few years ago? Stay tuned. The next Benchers’ meeting is April 2, 2004.