Submissions & Consultations

View our current Calls for Consultation, along with recent Submissions on matters of importance to our members.

Our complete archive of Submissions can be found under “Our Work”.

Submission | Provincial Government, BC Courts

Submission: Reforming Court Scheduling

  • September 27, 2021

Guided by members’ concerns and recommendations, CBABC prepared a written submission to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Ministry of Attorney General with recommendations to improve efficiency of court scheduling and e-filing.

Call for Consultation | Provincial Government

Government of BC: Anti-Racism Data Legislation

  • September 13, 2021

B.C. is introducing a mandate initiative regarding systemic racism, hate and discrimination, and to make the province more equitable, inclusive and welcoming for everyone, regardless of race, skin colour or faith with an anti-racism data legislation to modernize sectors such as policing, health care and education. The deadline to participate in the online survey is November 30, 2021.

Submission | Law Society of BC, Provincial Government, BC Courts

Submission: Who’s Getting Left Behind? The Impact of the Ongoing Digital Transformation of the Court System on Access to Justice in British Columbia

  • July 19, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a digital transformation of BC’s court system, access to justice increased, but some people are being left behind. CBABC identifies those people, suggests some considerations to follow, and invites dialogue with the courts, Court Services, Justice Services and the Law Society of BC to ensure no one is left behind.

Submission | Other

Cullen Commission: Closing Submissions of CBABC and CDAS

  • July 13, 2021

On July 9, 2021, CBABC delivered its final submissions to the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. CBABC received joint standing with the Criminal Defense Advocacy Society to participate in the Commission in the fall of 2019. Our participation and submissions were not to overlap with those of the Law Society of BC.

Submission | Provincial Government

Written Submission to Special Committee: Reforming the Police Act (BC)

  • April 30, 2021

The Government appointed a Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act to make recommendations relating to the reform and modernization of policing in BC. The scope of their review includes the role of police with respect to complex social issues including mental health, systemic racism within police agencies and its impact on public safety and trust, and whether measures are needed to make the legislation consistent with DRIPA.