Court fees face SCC scrutiny

  • March 03, 2014

In April, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin will have a chance to put her money where her mouth is on access to justice. That’s when the SCC is expected to tackle a challenge over court hearing fees, which the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association B.C. branch say are unconstitutional because they impede access to justice for the middle class.

Lack of family law services critical: report

  • February 26, 2014

VANCOUVER - A women's advocacy group is proposing two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia, saying cuts to legal-aid funding have made access to justice nearly impossible for vulnerable citizens.

B.C. appoints two provincial court judges

  • February 20, 2014

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is appointing two judges to the British Columbia Provincial Court, helping to alleviate caseload pressures and improve access to justice, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced today.

Message from the President

  • February 11, 2014

On February 22-23, the national council of the Canadian Bar Association will meet in Ottawa for its mid-winter meeting. At the meeting, delegates will consider a resolution put forward by several CBA constituent organizations entitled "Non-Discrimination in Legal Education."

Judicial Updates - December 2013

  • December 17, 2013

George Macintosh, Q.C., Jennifer Duncan, Q.C., Nigel Kent and Neena Sharma have been appointed to our Court. Judge Lisa Wyatt has been assigned to the Interior Region.

2013 Annual General Meeting

  • December 14, 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch will be convened on Saturday December 14th at 1:00 pm PST at the River Rock Resort Hotel, 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC.