Re-Elect Tom Spraggs for Bencher

A Word From Tom

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as one of your Benchers for Westminster County over the last two years. I am seeking re-election to continue the work at the Law Society towards increased fairness, continued innovation, governance reform, and support for improved and enhanced access to justice.

It is my sincere belief that in order to effectively fulfill the public interest mandate of the Law Society, an understanding of practice pressures is valuable at the Bencher table. An understanding of the challenges and realities that lawyers and firms face in practice is crucial as the Law Society is directed in the interpretation and application of various rules and policies.

With a strong, competent, and collegial legal community, the Law Society better fulfills its purpose. There has been some excellent work undertaken at the Law Society and we know there is always more to be accomplished. The data driven approach to policy is an example of how technology intersects with practice to better serve not only members, but simultaneously the public interest.

Going forward there are continued opportunities to enable and support significant reforms in the Law Society including the Indigenous Engagement in Regulatory Matters Task Force, the Lawyer Development Task Force and enhancing overall fairness and wellness.

As you know, I began serving as your Bencher just prior to the pandemic fully taking hold on our world. Both personally and professionally we have all been living through one of the most anxious and fearful times in recent history. We have had to rapidly adapt our work to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our clients. Our technological advances to date have proven beneficial and some are likely to remain in place as we hopefully begin to transition out of the pandemic. However, there remains much work to be done. Access to justice during these times has been an increased challenge for some. As a profession, we need to take the adaptive measures that we have developed during COVID-19 to further enhance our communities’ need for legal services.

I am asking for your vote in order to continue working together to bring about the changes that are needed to ensure we are providing legal services of the highest standard.

Law Society Service
• The Credentials Committee
• The Ethics Committee
• The Lawyer Development Task Force
• The Practice Standards Committee
• The Unauthorized Practice Committee
• The Indigenous Engagement in Regulatory Matters Task Force

Focusing On What's Important

Rule of Law

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Thomas L. Spraggs

LLB, LLM, MBA, QArb

About

Having the honour and privilege of serving as a Bencher for the last two years, I am seeking re-election to continue the efforts to support the Law Society to fulfill its public interest mandate.

When my father suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision in 2005, I assumed full leadership of our firm, Spraggs Law.

Under my continued guidance, the firm responds to the changing practice and marketplace challenges on a daily basis. I view innovation and modernization of the practice of law as a fundamental necessity to meet current and future challenges in the legal profession.

I am also an active part of the broader community having served as a former director at Douglas College and the past Chair of the British Columbia Law Institute.

A resolute supporter of the rule of law, I have a passion for governance, law, and technology and strive to maintain a strong voice in the legal technology community.

Experience

Bar Admissions
British Columbia, 2003
Yukon, 2001
Alberta, 2000

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