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Bencher Election Results 2019

  • November 19, 2019

The Bencher election results for the two-year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 are now available: four Benchers were elected for the first time (one by acclamation) and 18 were re-elected (four by acclamation).

CBABC Remembers Marlene Scott, QC

  • November 15, 2019

"A pioneer in law for women, Marlene [Scott, QC] became the first woman in Canada to serve as a head of a provincial Bar Association when she became president of the BC branch in 1980. In 1981, she was the second woman to receive a QC. She then became chair of the BC Law Foundation in 1986. In 1994, Marlene received the prestigious George Goyer Award for her contributions to the legal profession."

Supreme Court of BC overturns limits on medical experts in cases

  • October 24, 2019

A court judgment released [Oct 24, 2019] by B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled that the government limits on expert reports was unconstitutional because it violated the exclusive powers of a court's control over its processes.

Cullen Commission: Notice of Public Meetings

  • October 21, 2019

The Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia is now holding a series of public meetings across the province. These meetings, which are open to the public, provide an opportunity for community members to make a presentation to the Commission.

BC Law Institute Survey: Law Reform Needs in BC

  • October 21, 2019

The BCLI and CCEL are asking for public and stakeholder input on current and emerging law reform needs in BC. They want to hear your thoughts on why their current law is not meeting your needs or the needs of your clients or those you serve.