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In memoriam: Frank Kraemer, QC

  • December 05, 2020

In 2001, Frank was appointed Executive Director of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. In that position he honed his administration skills and managed to significantly improve the Branch's financial position. He also made significant contributions to the national organization of the Association.

Statement from the CBA President on Judicial Appointments

  • November 06, 2020

While the final decision about judicial appointments is properly the role of government, partisan considerations should not determine the best candidates. It can be argued that the political vetting of judicial applicants – which happens after the Judicial Advisory Committees have made their recommendations – has been a factor in the number of vacancies on the bench, which is a direct contributor to court delays and the access to justice crisis in Canada.

Message to Members: BC Election 2020

  • September 22, 2020

British Columbians will head to the polls on October 24. As with every BC election, CBABC will bring forward justice issues to the parties and candidates, while maintaining a non-partisan position overall.

Appointing BIPOC Candidates to the Federal Judiciary

  • September 14, 2020

"We are writing on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association to urge you to appoint Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) candidates to the Supreme Court of Canada and other federal judicial positions."

Brad Regehr is the New CBA President

  • September 01, 2020

The CBA Board of Directors also welcomed new members as of today: Eden Alexander of Yukon, David O’Brien, Q.C., of New Brunswick, Jonathan Coady, Q.C., of PEI, Brittany Scott of NWT, Susan Johnson of Nova Scotia, and John Stefaniuk of Manitoba. They join Board members who are entering the second year of their two-year terms. Melanie Mortensen won a mid-term election in British Columbia to replace William Veenstra, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in June.

In memoriam: Gerald J. Lecovin, QC

  • August 04, 2020

Gerald J. Lecovin, QC passed away last weekend. His career spanned more than six decades and CBABC is grateful for his many contributions.

Derek Lacroix, QC Honoured as 2020 President’s Medal Recipient

  • June 22, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association, BC branch (CBABC) announces Derek LaCroix, QC as the recipient of the 2020 President’s Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession. CBABC presented the award at its first virtual Provincial Council on Saturday, June 20.