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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.

Six BC Lawyers recognized at CBABC Bar Awards celebration

  • June 14, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch honoured several outstanding BC lawyers in 2022, all of whom have contributed to the cause of justice. This year’s deep pool of nominations led to a record number of six award recipients.

CBABC and ALF join the Everyone Legal Clinic to support innovative articling program

  • April 12, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch is proud to join Access Pro Bono’s Everyone Legal Clinic as a Founding Service Partner, in a move to support alternative paths to traditional articling. In addition to a financial contribution, CBABC will provide free membership to the articling students and CBABC exclusive training content.