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Call for Volunteers: 2018-19 REAL Advisory Board

  • July 04, 2018

The REAL Advisory Board is seeking two new members to become active participants in this exciting program. The Advisory Board consists of a diverse group of lawyers from throughout British Columbia, who have experience practicing in small communities.

You Told Us, We Listened!

  • June 26, 2018

I am pleased to report that the CBABC Executive and Council have passed a budget that will result in a $100 reduction in the CBA fee for the vast majority of BC lawyers (four or more years of call). Newer, non-practising and part-time lawyers as well as articling students will continue to receive deep discounts on membership.

Funding Notice: The Law Foundation Legal Research Fund

  • June 21, 2018

The Law Foundation of British Columbia has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research in British Columbia. The purpose of the fund is to support legal research projects that “advance the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice”.

Appointment to the Supreme Court of BC

  • June 15, 2018

Geoffrey B. Gomery, Q.C., a partner at Nathanson Schachter & Thompson is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Mr. Justice B.M. Greyell, who retired effective November 24, 2017.

Notice to the Profession Calling for Judicial Justice Applications

  • June 15, 2018

The Judicial Council of B.C. is looking for lawyers with a minimum of 5 years active practice as a member of the Law Society of British Columbia (those with less legal practice experience may be considered if they have a range of related experience), who are interested in part time adjudication work as a Judicial Justice of the Provincial Court. This judicial work will be performed at various locations throughout the province.

SCC ruling in TWU validates CBA's position

  • June 15, 2018

“The Supreme Court’s decision today is consistent with the CBA’s commitment to promote equality in the legal profession,” says CBA President Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C