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CBABC Pushes Government to Strengthen Mental Health Act

  • March 20, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) applauds new recommendations for changes to the BC Mental Health Act (MHA) made by the Office of the Ombudsperson in its Special Report No. 42: Committed to Change. The Report is the result of an investigation commenced in August 2017 into the involuntary admission process under the MHA.

CBABC's New Executive Director is Kerry L. Simmons, QC

  • March 19, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) is very pleased to announce Kerry L. Simmons, QC as its new Executive Director. Ms. Simmons assumes the role effective immediately, after serving as acting Executive Director since late last year.

Dial-A-Law joins forces with People’s Law School

  • March 13, 2019

The Law Foundation of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) and People’s Law School are pleased to announce Dial-A-Law is now available through the People’s Law School. In 1983, CBABC identified a need for public access to legal information on a variety of law topics. With funding from the Law Foundation of British Columbia, CBABC initiated Dial-A-Law, featuring over 125 scripts of legal information written and edited by volunteer lawyers in British Columbia.

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL & CBABC PRESIDENT NOMINATIONS

  • March 12, 2019

Looking to get more involved with CBABC? Nominations are open to fill vacancies in Cariboo (1), Nanaimo (1), Prince Rupert (1) Vancouver (3), Victoria (4), Westminster (2), and Yale (3) Counties.