CBA Statement on the death of Gordon Proudfoot, QC

  • May 04, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association is saddened by the passing of Gordon Proudfoot, on May 1, 2020. He served the Canadian legal profession, his province and our Association with passion and commitment during his long career.

Notice of Election of Directors

  • May 01, 2020

Would you like to help lawyers succeed and ensure a strong legal profession? Do you believe in the CBA BC Branch as a great way to connect lawyers to the people, knowledge and skills they need to practice law? If you would like to be the guiding force behind your CBABC, consider joining the Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year (September to August)

Government of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of BC

  • May 01, 2020

Sandra A. Wilkinson, Senior Legal Counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Madam Justice Wilkinson replaces the vacancy created by the transfer of Madam Justice C. Murray (Vancouver) into the vacancy created by Mr. Justice B.D. MacKenzie, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective October 22, 2019. The vacancy is located in Vancouver.

Message from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC

  • April 30, 2020

Prior to and since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Court has been investigating new and different ways to employ technology to conduct hearings, receive evidence and documents and to facilitate access to the Court’s proceedings for the public and media. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the Court’s efforts in this area, but the work has been ongoing for some time.

Provincial Court of BC recovers some operations

  • April 28, 2020

"As part of the Court’s COVID-19 recovery plan, we are now introducing mandatory pre-trial conferences for most adult and youth criminal trials and preliminary inquiries, as well as for family and small claims trials. We are also making telephone sentencing hearings available for some non-urgent out-of-custody matters and resuming case conferences in family and small claims cases by telephone or videoconference.”

Provincial justice system advisory groups established

  • April 24, 2020

The Ministry of Attorney General is establishing two advisory groups to support government response to the impact of restrictive public health measures on the justice system. These groups will help government support courts and tribunals in delivering services as effectively as possible during the pandemic and in minimizing its impact on the justice system.