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BIV: How the pandemic is changing how the law is administered

  • March 24, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association’s BC branch is calling for several changes to the law and its administration as a result of lessons we’ve learned in the pandemic that affect individuals and businesses. Jennifer Brun, the president of the CBABC, joins BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe for a conversation on the Agenda for Justice report from the association.

Ian Mulgrew: David Eby redefining role of attorney-general

  • March 21, 2021

The attorney-general is supposed to be the least controversial of cabinet posts — a position demanding the disinterested mien of someone impervious to political winds or vested interests. Tell that to David Eby, who has been among the most partisan and pugnacious of NDP ministers since his appointment in July 2017.

Court of Appeal Act amendments improve access to justice

  • March 15, 2021

The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Court of Appeal Act that, if passed, will make the process of filing an appeal easier to understand and more efficient for lawyers and people who are self represented.

Judicial Appointments to the Provincial Court of British Columbia

  • March 12, 2021

"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 J Martin Nadon, Jodie Harris and Michelle Stanford Q.C." - Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie

Province extends suspension of civil jury trials

  • March 02, 2021

The Province is extending the current suspension of civil jury trials in the Supreme Court of B.C. by an additional year to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the courts.