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Online Court Services Fee Victory for the Bar and Public

  • June 15, 2010

James Bond, President of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, congratulated Attorney General Michael de Jong, QC on his decision to eliminate the $6 fee for online searches of criminal and traffic court records, effective August 31, 2010.

CBA Calls for Education – Not Just Cameras – in the Courtroom

  • March 22, 2010

James M. Bond, President of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC) said that public confidence in the justice system requires an investment in ensuring public knowledge and understanding of the courts, not just a ‘quick fix’ of placing cameras in the courts.

BC Branch of CBA Calls for Public Hearings on Legal Aid

  • January 12, 2010

In the face of new cuts to the already - limited options available to help people who need legal services, BC's lawyers association is calling for a full review of the way that legal aid is provided in the province.

Prominent Lawyers Receive Top Canadian Bar Association BC Honour

  • November 05, 2009

Last night, lawyers Jerry McHale, QC, Acting Deputy Minister, Ministry of Attorney General and Art Vertlieb, QC of the firm Vertlieb Dosanjh in Vancouver, received one of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s highest honours, the Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award.

CBABC Recommends Significant Improvements to BC Student Loans

  • September 30, 2009

In a submission to the Select Committee on Finance & Government Services Monday, The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) urged the Provincial Government to implement vital measures in the 2010 Budget that promote Access to Justice for all British Columbians.