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CBABC Responds to BC Budget 2019

  • February 19, 2019

“We are disappointed that today’s budget announcement, Making Life Better, overlooks additional funding for legal aid,” said Margaret A. Mereigh, CBABC President. “There are real families all over the province desperate for this public service, but they don’t have access due to lack of government investment."

CBA passes motion defining diversity at AGM

  • February 12, 2019

“This definition will provide almost like a GPS, what our basic co-ordinates are in terms of addressing diversity. But I personally feel there’s a lot to be done yet,” Kamaljit Lehal told Legal Feeds. Lehal moved the resolution yesterday at the AGM in Ottawa while speaking by video conference from Vancouver.

Report on legal aid review complete

  • January 25, 2019

As part of his mandate to improve and support legal aid, David Eby, Attorney General, is reviewing a report by lawyer Jamie Maclaren, QC, on legal aid service delivery in British Columbia. The report is based on public feedback and consultations with legal aid stakeholders in B.C. and across Canada.

The Hon. David Lametti named Canada's new justice minister

  • January 14, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added two new faces to his cabinet Monday morning, tapping Montreal MP David Lametti as Canada’s new justice minister and Nova Scotia’s Bernadette Jordan as minister of rural economic development — a new position on the front bench.

CBA Annual Meeting 2019 Resolutions

  • January 11, 2019

Three resolutions are up for debate at the CBA Annual Meeting on February 11, 2019. This is your chance to have your say on issues shaping the future of the law and your association.

REAL Applications Now Open

  • January 11, 2019

The Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL) is committed to assisting law firms and practitioners in small communities and rural areas of British Columbia to recruit, hire and retain law students and new lawyers. The deadline for 2019 REAL funding is February 20, 2019. 

2019 REAL Applications Open Soon

  • December 18, 2018

In 2019, to maximize funds for as many students as possible, REAL is embarking on a new funding partnership model.  Firms interested in accessing funding of second year law student through the program will need to match funds either through an organization or by self matching.