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Legal News

Judicial Appointments in the Province of BC

  • October 24, 2022

“I wish Justices Skolrood, Doyle, Loo, and Chan every success as they take on their new roles. I am confident they will serve British Columbians well as members of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of British Columbia.” –The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

CBABC Submission

Submission to Ministry of Attorney General: Court User Surveys

  • October 18, 2022

CBABC has prepared a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General encouraging the Court Services Branch, in tandem with the judiciary, to develop and implement court user surveys. The surveys will increase innovation and access to justice.

Legislative Update

Bill Introduced: Miscellaneous

  • October 17, 2022

Bill 27 - Attorney General Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2) 2022, was introduced in the legislative assembly on Oct. 3. CBABC advocated for these changes to increasing access to justice by making electronic witnessing of enduring powers of attorney and representation agreements permanent.

CBABC Submission

Updates to Inclusiveness in Federal Judicial Appointments Questionnaire

  • October 12, 2022

The Minister of Justice has amended the Questionnaire for Federal Judicial Appointments, reflecting feedback provided by the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, CBA, the Canadian Judicial Council, and the Office of the Commissioner for Foreign Affairs. Changes reflect more inclusive language while assessment remains comprehensive.

CBABC Submission

Modernizing BC's Family Law Act: Division of Property and Spousal Support

  • September 29, 2022

CBABC has delivered a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General in response to Phase 1 of the provincial government’s review to modernize the Family Law Act (FLA). The Submission contains several recommendations with specific emphasis on property division and spousal support.

CBABC Announcement

CBABC statement on Intentions Paper on Regulation of the Profession

  • September 23, 2022

CBABC will be asking lawyers several questions arising from the Intentions Paper including, “how should we define the practice of law?”, “what should be the scope of practice for each profession?”, “how should paralegals be regulated?” and, “how many lawyers should be on the governing board?”