CBABC advocates for issues important to our members. Members develop and decide CBABC policy and law reform positions.
We engage the BC legislature through written submissions, committee appearances and informal meetings. Through regular consultation with the provincial government, the Law Society of British Columbia, the courts and other stakeholders, CBABC leads initiatives on behalf of the legal profession and in partnership with our justice system partners.
CBABC recommendations to government in several areas of justice and legislation that will benefit British Columbians.
CBABC response to Calls to Action includes goals for member programs and resources, Indigenous justice advocacy, and Indigenous lawyer leadership.
A leading priority for CBABC is continuous advocacy for increased funding of legal aid for the benefit of vulnerable people.
The Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL) addresses lawyer shortages in BC’s small and rural communities.
Shaping policy through submissions that strengthen British Columbia’s laws and our profession and prevent overreach from regulatory and government bodies.
Legislative developments in BC covering new acts in force, regulations, bills and available reports.
Assistance for lawyers and articled students who are ill or injured.