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Law Needs Well-Being Because... Campaign

  • September 29, 2020

The “Law Needs Well-Being Because...” Campaign is a national photo campaign that invites lawyers, articled clerks, and law students from all over the country to reflect on why well-being is important for our profession.

Abbotsford Law Courts Opening

  • September 29, 2020

A new location of the Supreme Court of British Columbia is opening in Abbotsford. The courthouse is expected to open to the public on January 18, 2021. Effective February 1, 2021 the Court will begin hearing trials in Abbotsford. As per most Supreme Court locations, matters in Abbotsford will be scheduled according to the assize system.

Court Updates: COVID-19

  • September 28, 2020

The most current updates and notices for the Court of Appeal for BC, the Supreme Court of BC, and the Provincial Court of BC.

Provincial Court of BC: NP 19 - COVID-19 Resumption of Further Court Operations

  • September 28, 2020

The Provincial Court of BC recognizes that the Province is still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Public Health Officers of Canada and the Province still require people to keep a safe distance from each other, but currently there can be a cautious reopening of public places with health and safety protocols in place to minimize the transmission of the virus. Taking this into account, the Provincial Court has developed the plan set out in this Notice to resume further court operations.

CBABC Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Legal Community

  • September 28, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) has once again honoured both outstanding BC lawyers and an innovative organization, all of whom have contributed to the profession and community. CBABC President Ken Armstrong presented three special recognition awards to Simon Coval, QC, Tina Parbhakar and the BC Prosecution Service on Saturday, September 26 at the virtual CBABC Provincial Council meeting.

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.