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Adoption of the 2018 BC Building and Plumbing Code

  • August 28, 2018

The new BC Building and Plumbing Code will be effective December 10, 2018 and will apply to building permits applied for on or after that date. The BC Fire Code is anticipated to be adopted in the fall of 2018 and effective December 10, 2018. Buildings with permits in place under the previous 2012 BC Building Code will generally not be affected by the adoption of the new code.

CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2018-2019

  • February 28, 2018

The CBA has received funding from Global Affairs Canada to select and place 32 young Canadian lawyers in 2018-19 as interns with human rights and legal development organizations overseas.

PBLI's New "Pay it Forward" Scholarship

  • November 16, 2017

Starting in 2018, PBLI will be offering three annual CPD scholarships to sole-practitioners in their first five years of call, or to lawyers employed with non-profit organizations.

Changes to Provincial Court Civil Jurisdiction and Procedures (Civil Resolution Tribunal)

  • May 23, 2017

The objectives of this Notice to the Profession and Public are: (1) to outline the changes to the Provincial Court’s civil jurisdiction and procedures effective June 1, 2017, further to the implementation of the small claims jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT); and (2) to rescind three Small Claims Practice Directions formerly issued by the Chief Judge.