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Legal News

Appointment Opportunity: Law Commission of Canada President and Commissioners

  • December 17, 2021

The Law Commission of Canada is a statutory body established under the Law Commission of Canada Act. The Commission provides independent advice to Government on improvements, modernization and reform that will ensure a just legal system that meets the changing needs of Canadian society.

Professional Notice

Court of Appeal for BC: Notice Regarding Modified Filing Directions in Civil and Criminal Appeals

  • December 16, 2021

Major changes in this notice include: the elimination of mandatory condensed books (which are still encouraged in larger appeals), changes to the timelines for the filing of paper copies of appeal records, factums, and statements after e-filing (now two weeks), changes to permitted filing methods including the reduction of the use of facsimile, and revised explanations on how to properly page number documents.

CBABC Announcement

Special Committee includes CBABC recommendations in final PIPA report

  • December 14, 2021

The BC Legislative Assembly’s Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act released their final report, Modernizing British Columbia’s Private Sector Privacy Law, to government on December 6, 2021. This final report included many of the recommendations made by CBABC in our August 2020 submission to the Special Committee.

Legal News

2021 Queen's Counsel Designations

  • December 02, 2021

CBABC congratulates the 2021 recipients of the Queen's Counsel designation in recognition of their exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession in British Columbia.