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CBABC responds to BC Budget 2018

  • February 20, 2018

“All British Columbians, especially our most vulnerable, need effective access to legal advice and representation. With today’s budget, the government has made significant steps toward that goal, but a healthier investment is still necessary.” Bill Veenstra, CBABC President

CBABC responds to ICBC changes

  • February 06, 2018

“The unintended consequences of implementing a cap will deprive many British Columbians of the compensation they deserve. Caps decrease the accountability of unsafe drivers, the cost of which is then borne by the victim who was not at fault. The answer to ICBC’s current financial woes is not to place the burden on the shoulders of innocent victims,” said Bill Veenstra, CBABC president.

CBABC launches new BC Legal Directory

  • January 24, 2018

CBABC today announced the launch of the new BC Legal Directory. After 30 years in print, the publication is now a purely online experience optimized for mobile devices.

CBABC statement supporting CLAS report

  • December 05, 2017

The CBABC commends the Community Legal Assistance Society’s for its report titled “Operating in Darkness”, which brings to light gaps in the Mental Health Act and the manner in which it provides access to justice for those detained under the Act.

Victoria lawyer awarded highest honour by CBABC

  • November 08, 2017

John Waddell, QC, of Waddell Raponi LLP in Victoria, received the award last night at the annual Bench & Bar Dinner in Vancouver. The award is the highest honour given by CBABC.

CBABC Announces 2017/18 President, Bill Veenstra

  • September 05, 2017

Mr. Veenstra has been a CBABC member for 30 years, during which he has held various volunteer roles including Vice President, Secretary Treasurer, elected member of its governing Provincial Council, Legislation and Law Reform Committee member and Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Civil Litigation Section.

CBABC Responds to BC Government Throne Speech

  • June 22, 2017

CBABC is pleased to acknowledge today’s government throne speech and its inclusion of increased funding for legal aid in the province. The new investment will provide broader support and improve access to justice for British Columbians.

Exceptional Lawyers Honoured by CBABC

  • June 19, 2017

CBABC celebrated outstanding lawyers in British Columbia at its annual branch awards presentation on Saturday, June 17 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.