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Judicial vacancies doubled around election; ‘chronic’ judge shortage wreaks ‘havoc’ say bench, bar

  • January 31, 2020

"...delays in filling vacancies, and a shortage of superior court trial judges in British Columbia (which is asking Ottawa to create new positions on the B.C. Supreme Court) contributes significantly to trial and other litigation delays in the province, says Ken Armstrong of Vancouver’s Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers, president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch."

B.C. raising hourly rate for legal aid lawyers

  • October 18, 2019

British Columbia’s legal aid lawyers are getting a raise, as the provincial government reached a new deal with the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and the Legal Services Society.

Legal organizations in B.C. pledge to act on access to justice

  • June 20, 2019

Over 50 justice sector organizations in B.C. have pledged to work toward improving access to justice in the civil justice and family law field, and the group spearheading the move says the plan is not about prescribing solutions but ensuring collaboration among different players in the system.

Attorney General’s statement on Law Week 2019

  • April 15, 2019

“Congratulations to the Canadian Bar Assocation, BC Branch (CBABC) as it celebrates Law Week and the anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Week is an important opportunity to draw attention to legal services that British Columbians may not be aware they have access to."