2020

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Law Society of BC

The Future of Legal Services, Legal Practice and the Legal Profession in BC

  • March 31, 2020

The Law Society of British Columbia’s Futures Task Force is seeking input from the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) in its consideration of the future of legal practice, the legal profession in British Columbia and legal regulation. More specifically, it is seeking feedback on the factors and forces that are likely to influence the delivery of legal services and the regulation of the legal profession and legal practice over the next decade.

Provincial Government

Deeming Pet-Related Services as Essential Services

  • March 23, 2020

Rebeka Breder and Britta Jensen, Co-Chairs for the Animal Law Section, wrote the the Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer urging them to deem essential pet-related services as "essential services" during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Provincial Government

Letter to the Attorney General: RE: Request to Revive Regulations - Response to Pandemic Retrictions

  • March 19, 2020

"In consultation with the Real Property and Commercial & Real Estate Sections of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), we respectfully request that the Minister consider a revision to the “Land Title (Transfer Forms) Regulation”, B.C. Reg. 53/90 (the “Regulation”) under the Land Title Act, [RSBC 1996] c. 250 to allow for witnessing of land title forms by videoconference during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Law Society of BC

SOGIC to the President of the Law Society of BC: LGBTQ2SI+ competency training for PLTC

  • January 16, 2020

We write to follow up on discussions at our September Provincial Council meeting between your predecessor, Nancy G. Merrill, QC and Lisa Nevens, the co-chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Section (SOGIC) of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC). That discussion and this letter is regarding LGBTQ2SI+1 content in the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC).

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Federal Government

Letter to Minister Lametti: Supreme Court Date Availability in Vancouver & Smaller Communities

  • January 16, 2020

"I regularly hear from members – particularly those practicing litigation – who are concerned about the availability of court dates and appearances in smaller communities throughout BC. The lack of availability of judges has a significant impact on timely and effective access to justice for those who find themselves involved in our justice system." - Kenneth Armstrong CBABC President 2019/2020 to The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada