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Court fees face SCC scrutiny

  • March 03, 2014

In April, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin will have a chance to put her money where her mouth is on access to justice. That’s when the SCC is expected to tackle a challenge over court hearing fees, which the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association B.C. branch say are unconstitutional because they impede access to justice for the middle class.

Lack of family law services critical: report

  • February 26, 2014

VANCOUVER - A women's advocacy group is proposing two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia, saying cuts to legal-aid funding have made access to justice nearly impossible for vulnerable citizens.

2013 Annual General Meeting

  • December 14, 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch will be convened on Saturday December 14th at 1:00 pm PST at the River Rock Resort Hotel, 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC.

Delays in the Court System

  • October 06, 2013

CKNW's Jill Bennett discusses delays in the court system with CBABC President Dean Crawford, New Democrat Justuce Critic Leonard Krog and Spokesman for the BC Crown Counsel Association Samiran Lakshman .