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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.

WLF Awards Dinner Gala 2017

  • May 02, 2017

Congratulations to Linda K. Robertson, WLF Award of Excellence recipient and Rachel Mockler, Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award recipient.

CBABC Supports Law Society of BC's Vision for Publicly Funded Legal Aid

  • March 07, 2017

“Our colleagues at the Law Society of BC have offered a wise reminder that all British Columbians must have equal access to the justice system,” said Michael Welsh, CBABC president. “The challenge has been a lack of investment in legal aid to assist those who cannot afford legal services when they need them.”