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Attorney General’s statement on Law Week 2019

  • April 15, 2019

“Congratulations to the Canadian Bar Assocation, BC Branch (CBABC) as it celebrates Law Week and the anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Week is an important opportunity to draw attention to legal services that British Columbians may not be aware they have access to."

Legal aid system has ‘lost its way’ in BC: report

  • March 11, 2019

A review of the B.C. legal aid system says change is needed in order to reverse years of underfunding and make it more effective, but an organization representing legal aid lawyers in the province is saying it does not go far enough because of a lack of focus on financial concerns and is threatening to withdraw its services unless action is taken to put more money into the system.

CBABC Gives Lukewarm Praise to BC Budget 2019

  • February 22, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association BC branch gave the B.C. government's 2019 budget lukewarm praise as it sets out some goals in providing greater access to justice, but it was cool on providing funding details to ensure it happens.

Delay paralegal changes until more consultation held: CBA

  • November 28, 2018

The B.C. legislature is considering legislation to allow the provincial law society to give more powers to paralegals, but the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) is asking the government to delay the move, saying it requires more study and may have significant consequences on the practice of family law in the province.

CBABC Responds to Proposed ICBC Changes

  • November 23, 2018

British Columbia’s decision to classify psychiatric issues and mild concussions as minor under new automobile insurance regulations is being called troubling by members of the B.C. bar, adding that recent changes at the provincially owned insurance provider are reducing individuals’ chances to have their issues properly addressed.