The following resources are intended as advice and support as your firm transitions back to in-office operations. We will update this page regularly to keep you informed and invite you to contact us at feedback@cbabc.org if you know of other applicable resources.

Updated Returning to the Office: Considerations for legal workplaces

Updated: May 19, 2020

CBA developed this resource to help your law firm or organization transition back to in-office operations once permitted by the province/territory where you practice. The health and safety of your people and your clients remain paramount. You should continue to refer to your region’s Health Officer and government notices for the latest protections, contact restrictions, and re-opening plans, and adapt your return to the office plan accordingly.

The information provided in this document assumes that physical distancing requirements will remain in place for the foreseeable future and that small gatherings (up to 10-15 people) will be permitted in the first phase of re-opening.

This resource was developed with contributions from CBA staff, members and firms, human resources professionals, and leading Canadian and international organizations. We will update it as new information becomes available, and if you have any questions or comments regarding the content please contact your Executive Director.

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WorkSafeBC - Offices: Protocols for returning to operation

These protocols provide guidance to any employer with office space.

These employers may also benefit from reviewing other protocols if their workplace includes other work environments such as retail services, or food and drink services. Employers must also ensure they are abiding by any orders, notices, or guidance issued by the provincial health officer, and the appropriate health authority, which are relevant to their workplace.

Learn more from WorkSafeBC on:  

  • Developing a COVID-19 safety plan 
  • Understanding the risk 
  • Selecting protocols for your workplace 
  • Protocols for offices 
Updated CBA BUlk Purchase: Non-medical masks

Many law firms have received advice about wearing non-medical masks as one of a series of measures to protect against spread. CBA is looking to assist by aggregating the needs of firms from across the country and buying in bulk.

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