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Professional Notice

REVISED Provincial Court of BC - NP 19: Court Operations during COVID-19

  • January 31, 2022

Courts are essential services, and variants of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant, spread the same way as the original COVID-19, and the prevention and exposure control measures already in place in courts continue to be effective at reducing the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Legal News

Canada, British Columbia and the BC First Nations Justice Council to collaborate on revitalizing Indigenous legal traditions and addressing systemic racism in British Columbia

  • January 20, 2022

A justice system that improves public safety and community well-being while addressing the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples is something that all Canadians can be proud to support. Revitalizing Indigenous legal traditions and eliminating systemic racism and discrimination from our justice system will benefit everyone in Canada.

Legal News

Judicial Appointments to the Provincial Court of British Columbia

  • January 18, 2022

"It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has signed Orders in Council appointing three new provincial court judges to the Provincial Court. The new judge appointments are Scott Mulder, Nina Purewal QC, and Michael Munro." - Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie

CBABC Announcement

LSBC Governance Report includes CBABC recommendations

  • January 11, 2022

In early December, the Law Society of BC released the Report of a Governance Review of the Law Society of British Columbia , as prepared by regulator and governance specialist, Harry Cayton. CBABC members are encouraged to review this report, as the recommendations include significant changes to how the legal profession is governed.

Legal News

Agreements-in-Principle reached on compensation and long-term reform of First Nations child and family services and Jordan's Principle

  • January 04, 2022

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce that Agreements-in-Principle have been reached on a global resolution related to compensation for those harmed by discriminatory underfunding of First Nations child and family services and to achieve long-term reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services program and Jordan's Principle, to ensure that no child faces discrimination again.