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Current Issue: September 2019 | Next Issue: November 2019


The cover of each issue of the Advocate is a unique work of art. Each portrait features an individual who has had an impact on the BC legal community. A complete set of the original works hangs in the Law Court Inn at 800 Hornby Street, Vancouver.

The current artist to be commissioned by the Advocate is David Goatley. David is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an accomplished portrait artist. He started with the Advocate in 2012. To learn more about his impressive body of work please visit his website

Prior to David, Anne-Marie Harvey created the cover art from 1999-2012. An accomplished watercolour artist, she continued the tradition set by Bob Banks but with her own distinctive stamp and flair. Her work has been captured in a special edition of the Advocate which is available for purchase. Please see details below.

Bob Banks was the first artist to create caricatures to grace the covers of the Advocate. He was a master of the style of the "Spy" cartoons that appear in the English magazine, Vanity Fair. Bob produced his first cover in 1977 featuring Mary Southin and continued unabated until 1999 when he submitted his last cover featuring Bert Oliver.

The Advocate Special Edition
THE COVERS 1999 - 2012

The Advocate is pleased to produce a special edition commemorating 14 years of original artwork by Anne-Marie Harvey for the period May 1999 - July 2012.

This full colour special edition entitled, THE COVERS 1999 - 2012, is now on sale for $26.95 (GST included).
» PDF (139KB): SE The Covers Order Form

Every single cover is here in high quality detail. You can explore the depths of the backgrounds of each subject on the cover and even trace the curious history of the "law mice" who often make an appearance. The covers are accompanied by an article on Anne-Marie by Patricia Janzen (as she then was) and a forward by D. Michael Bain (as he still is).

Be sure to pick up a copy of this delightful and unique collection of recent BC legal history for your personal or firm library.


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The Advocate | September 2019 Cover

The Advocate was established in 1943
and is published six times each year by
the Vancouver Bar Association.

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