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CBABC Submission

Submission to Attorney General and Ministry of Children and Family Development (BC): Child Protection

  • October 13, 2021

CBABC’s Family Law Working Group has prepared this submission which contains recommendations to modernize the child protection system in BC. Legislative and policy reform is long overdue, and change is needed to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This submission highlights the most critical issues and establishes a plan designed minimize harm to children who are part of this system.

Legal News

Access to Justice Week 2021

  • October 12, 2021

Together with local and national partners, Access to Justice Week will include a series of awareness-building virtual programs, centered around the themes of community building and inclusive justice.

Legislative Update

Amendment: Supreme Court Civil Rules and Wills, Estates And Succession Amendment Act, 2020

  • October 04, 2021

The Supreme Court Civil Rules will be amended effective December 1, 2021; the changes will include updated provisions to address electronic wills, the forms used in locating an electronic will and forms for applications to administer an estate. In addition, sections 2 and 4 – 10 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Amendment Act, 2020 are brought into force effective October 1, 2021.

Legal News

Message to Members: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

  • September 28, 2021

This week, we observe Canada's inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We call upon all CBABC members to use this time to be aware, to reflect and to learn more about the experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

CBABC Announcement

Message to CBABC Members: Law Society of BC Resolution 1

  • September 17, 2021

Resolution 1 is a "Member Resolution to Solicit the Membership's Commitment to Open Debate on Practice Directive 59 and Notice to Profession 24 (re Gender Pronouns)". It is the position of CBABC that Resolution 1 is contrary to our mission and values and should be voted down at the Law Society's AGM on Oct 5, 2021.