CBA Statement on COVID-19

  • March 13, 2020

"The CBA is monitoring the pandemic and response. While the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our members, staff and members of the public who interact with our justice system." Vivene Salmon, President of the CBA

Appointment of Judges to the Provincial Court of British Columbia

  • March 05, 2020

"It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has signed an Order in Council appointing Jeffrey Campbell, QC, Satinder Sidhu and Karina Sacca to the Court as full time judges." - Melissa Gillespie, Chief Judge, Provincial Court of British Columbia

Canada must expose hidden company owners to end 'snow washing,' inquiry hears

  • February 27, 2020

Kevin Westell, representing the Canadian Bar Association and Criminal Defence Advocacy Society, said the regime should not apply to the legal profession. Requiring lawyers to report suspicious activity to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre, or Fintrac, would violate solicitor-client privilege, he said.

CFAX 1070: Potential harm of changes to auto insurance

  • February 26, 2020

Legislative amendments have been introduced that the BC government claims will reduce the cost and complexity of lawsuits under the current auto insurance system. Jennifer Brun, vice president, Canadian Bar Association BC, joined Adam Stirling at CFAX 1070 to explain why CBABC is opposed to these amendments.

CBABC opposes BC Government’s proposed changes to Evidence Act

  • February 25, 2020

“In an effort to resolve ICBC’s financial problems, the BC government is shifting the financial burden to BC residents and creating an access to justice issue for injured people who cannot afford to present their case with these restrictions in place.” Ken Armstrong, CBABC President 2019/20