CLEBC Update | April 2021


April 2021

Transforming Legal Practice: Lawyers Increasing Access to Justice

On January 27, 2021, we proudly co-sponsored the Access to Justice BC event “Transforming Legal Practice: Lawyers Increasing Access to Justice,” along with CBABC, The Law Foundation of BC, and the Law Society of British Columbia. The session inspired attendees to meet the legal needs of British Columbians in new ways. Keynote Speaker Rebecca Sandefur of Arizona State University, and Fellow at the American Bar Association, discussed all the sides of access to civil justice, and a panel of BC lawyers shared how they transformed their practices with initiatives like unbundled services, transparent pricing, e-signatures, online payments, and fully cloud-based and paperless practices.

In our continued effort to promote access to justice in BC, we are pleased to be able to share the recording of the presentation available here:

Significant New Family Law Developments

This year’s edition of Annotated Family Practice will be released in May and will contain consolidations of the Divorce Act, the Child Support Guidelines, the Supreme Court Family Rules, and the Provincial Court Family Rules.

The update to the British Columbia Family Practice Manual will also be released in May and will discuss the changes to practice and legislation, including the new procedures at Provincial Court, and provide many of the new and revised court forms for Supreme and Provincial Court in Word format.

To view all of CLEBC Family Law resources, visit: