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CBABC is Taking Action on Reconciliation

  • November 07, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) announces the release of Taking Action on Reconciliation – a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action. The legal profession is called to focus on new approaches to the relationship between Canada’s legal system and Indigenous peoples. CBABC’s planned actions focus on justice issues within provincial jurisdiction.

Province tables human rights commission legislation

  • November 01, 2018

Government has introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission for B.C. to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians.

2018 Bencher By-Election Candidates - Vancouver County

  • October 25, 2018

A by-election will be held to fill the vacancy in Vancouver County. Voting will occur from November 1 to November 14. Votes will be counted on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The term of the Bencher elected will begin January 1, 2019 and will end on December 31, 2019.

BC Government Appoints New Chief Judge

  • October 19, 2018

Effective Oct. 19, 2018, British Columbia's new chief judge will be Melissa Gillespie. She has been serving as the acting chief judge since May 2018 following former chief judge Thomas Crabtree’s appointment to the B.C. Supreme Court.

Judicial Appointment to the Supreme Court of BC

  • October 19, 2018

Steven Wilson, a Master of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Kelowna. He replaces Justice P.J. Rogers, who resigned effective September 1, 2017.

B.C. bar association urging action on ‘acute’ issues with legal aid, auto insurance

  • October 17, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) is asking the B.C. government to increase funding for legal aid and to make changes to the recently transformed auto insurance system in the province as part of a number of recommendations it says will help to serve modern needs and lead to the efficient resolution of legal conflicts in B.C.

Judicial Appointment to the Supreme Court of BC

  • October 09, 2018

Veronica Jackson, senior counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. She replaces Justice H.J. Holmes, who was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia on June 21, 2018.

Legal Aid Services Review

  • October 04, 2018

Attorney General David Eby, QC, has engaged practising lawyer Jamie Maclaren QC to conduct an independent review of British Columbia’s legal aid service delivery system, including a report with recommendations, by December 31, 2018.