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Vivene Salmon, CBA VP 2018-19: Leading into the future

  • August 14, 2018

As winds of change blow across the legal landscape, wide-ranging issues continue to make a major impact on the practice of law, including technology, mental health, diversity and access to justice, says Vivene Salmon, incoming Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association for 2018‒2019. “I think the legal profession has changed drastically over the past couple of years,” she says, and in response, the CBA must change as well.

Call for Volunteers: 2018-19 REAL Advisory Board

  • July 04, 2018

The REAL Advisory Board is seeking two new members to become active participants in this exciting program. The Advisory Board consists of a diverse group of lawyers from throughout British Columbia, who have experience practicing in small communities.

You Told Us, We Listened!

  • June 26, 2018

I am pleased to report that the CBABC Executive and Council have passed a budget that will result in a $100 reduction in the CBA fee for the vast majority of BC lawyers (four or more years of call). Newer, non-practising and part-time lawyers as well as articling students will continue to receive deep discounts on membership.

Funding Notice: The Law Foundation Legal Research Fund

  • June 21, 2018

The Law Foundation of British Columbia has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research in British Columbia. The purpose of the fund is to support legal research projects that “advance the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice”.

Appointment to the Supreme Court of BC

  • June 15, 2018

Geoffrey B. Gomery, Q.C., a partner at Nathanson Schachter & Thompson is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Mr. Justice B.M. Greyell, who retired effective November 24, 2017.