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CBABC Gives Lukewarm Praise to BC Budget 2019

  • February 22, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association BC branch gave the B.C. government's 2019 budget lukewarm praise as it sets out some goals in providing greater access to justice, but it was cool on providing funding details to ensure it happens.

Delay paralegal changes until more consultation held: CBA

  • November 28, 2018

The B.C. legislature is considering legislation to allow the provincial law society to give more powers to paralegals, but the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) is asking the government to delay the move, saying it requires more study and may have significant consequences on the practice of family law in the province.

CBABC Responds to Proposed ICBC Changes

  • November 23, 2018

British Columbia’s decision to classify psychiatric issues and mild concussions as minor under new automobile insurance regulations is being called troubling by members of the B.C. bar, adding that recent changes at the provincially owned insurance provider are reducing individuals’ chances to have their issues properly addressed.

Judges are a branch of government, not its employees

  • October 04, 2012

Ian Mulgrew's column miscategorizes judges as "civil servants," and misleads readers about the nature of the dispute between the Provincial Court Judges Association and the attorney-general of B.C. Judges are not employees of government.

Lawyers reach out with free advice

  • September 19, 2012

Victoria criminal lawyer Roberto Alberto jumped at the chance to participate in a free legal advice clinic Thursday in Centennial Square.