Securities Law

BCN 2010/05 - Solicitation of New Members for the Securities Law Advisory Committee [BCN]

Published Date: 2010-01-28

The Commission is seeking expressions of interest from British Columbia securities law practitioners who are interested in becoming members of the Securities Law Advisory Committee (SLAC).

We are looking for one or two new members to replace members who have resigned or will retire.  Together with existing members, new members will provide a cross-section of expertise and cover the spectrum of securities law practice in British Columbia. We are particularly looking for private practitioners, whose clients are primarily senior companies or dealers, to join the committee.

SLAC is a volunteer committee that advises the Commission on rules and policy initiatives, provides important feedback on capital market trends and acts as a consultative body on emerging or important issues. SLAC generally meets on the second Wednesday of every other month from 8:30 to 10:00 am, except in July and August.

SLAC has up to 14 members. The Vice-Chair of the Securities Law Subsection of the British Columbia branch of the Canadian Bar Association is an ex-officio member. The Commission appoints the other members, in consultation with SLAC, from among practitioners who apply. A member is appointed for a three-year term and may be considered for a second term of up to three years. 

The terms of existing SLAC members are staggered, with two ending on March 31, 2010 six ending on March 31, 2011 and four ending in 2012. Some members whose terms end this year will likely be reappointed for second terms.  Following this search process, we expect to appoint one or two individuals for first terms of three years, starting on April 1, 2010 and ending on March 31, 2013. 

If you are a securities law practitioner, particularly one acting primarily for senior public companies or dealers, and would like to become a member of SLAC, please forward your resume to the attention of Brenda Benham, Special Counsel, Market Relations no later than March 2, 2010. SLAC is an important link between the Commission and the securities bar. We look forward to the contribution new members will make to SLAC.

If you have any questions about the operation of the committee, please contact

Brenda Benham
British Columbia Securities Commission
(604) 899-6635

January 26, 2010


Brenda M. Leong

This Notice may refer to other documents. These documents can be found at the B.C. Securities Commission public website at in the section Securities Law & Policy: Policies & Instruments