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Statement from CBABC President on courtroom safety

  • December 19, 2023

CBABC is concerned about the recent reporting of a person carrying a firearm into a BC courtroom. In addition, two lawyers defending an accused in a high-profile murder case received threats of violence. These reports should be deeply troubling to all British Columbians.

Edward L. Wilson honoured with esteemed award for distinguished service

  • June 19, 2023

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch is pleased to award Vancouver lawyer, Edward L. Wilson the Georges A. Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. The award is the highest honour bestowed by the Branch and was presented at the annual Vancouver Bench & Bar Dinner.

CBABC honours five extraordinary lawyers at annual event

  • June 12, 2023

“This is a special opportunity for us to congratulate those who go above and beyond every day to contribute to the cause of justice. Our theme this year was remarkable deserves recognition, and I truly believe each recipient is more than worthy of this honour. We are lucky to have these individuals not only as colleagues, but as members of our association”, shared Aleem Bharmal, KC, CBABC President.

Statement from CBABC President on Bill 5

  • May 09, 2023

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch is deeply disappointed that the BC Government is moving forward with Bill 5 and does not understand the unique role of public sector lawyers.

Statement from CBABC President on Judicial Independence

  • May 02, 2023

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch is concerned about the current public discourse that unfairly blames judges and prosecutors for releasing offenders back into the community on bail. Politicians from all parties have attempted to blame others for a difficult problem – addressing individuals with complex social problems who are accused, but not yet convicted, of crimes.

BC Budget 2023: Justice system improvements should take greater priority

  • February 28, 2023

CBABC acknowledges the BC government’s commitment to funding 15 Indigenous Justice Centres as proposed in the First Nations Justice Strategy. CBABC has been calling for funding to support the implementation of the Strategy since it was established in 2020 to address the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.