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Legal News

B.C. appoints two Provincial Court judges

  • April 05, 2024

Congratulations to CBABC member Sabena Thompson on her appointment as a Provincial Court judge effective April 15 and to Mandy Klein, effective April 29.

CBABC Announcement

Update on proposed model for the single regulator

  • March 19, 2024

A Public Update from the Ministry of the Attorney General includes some details about the proposed governance structure regarding the single regulator for lawyers, notaries and paralegals. CBABC appreciates more details but continues to call for full transparency.

CBABC Media Coverage

Pronunciation of Names at Hearings: Best Practices for Tribunals

  • March 06, 2024

There’s a movement underway in the legal community to focus attention on the proper pronunciation of names in legal settings. There is a growing recognition that the proper pronunciation of names shows respect and is more inclusive. The minimal effort involved in promoting the proper pronunciation of names can result in a more welcoming and respectful hearing room.

Legal News

Women's rights are everyone's business 

  • February 28, 2024

Looking at the state of the rest of the world, we must see that setbacks are possible and do occur. Hence the importance of marking International Women's Rights Day.

Legal News

Judicial Appointments to the Supreme Court of BC

  • February 28, 2024

“I wish Justices Sukstorf, Greenwood, Giltrow, Wolfe, and Bantourakis every success as they take on their new role. I am confident they will serve the people of British Columbia well as members of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.” —The Hon. Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada