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CBABC Media Coverage

What the #!%*?: B.C. legal troubles may see 2,500 cases thrown out

  • February 14, 2012

British Columbia’s justice system is facing a tipping point, with a massive backlog that may see more than 2,500 cases thrown out of court. In this occasional feature on a complex issue, the National Post’s Ian Vandaelle takes a look at what went wrong.

CBABC Media Coverage

'Disgusting' court backlog may free hit and run accused

  • February 13, 2012

The family of a young mother killed in a hit and run is outraged that the case against the alleged driver is among thousands in B.C. at risk of being thrown out because of a huge court backlog.

CBABC Media Coverage

Prosecutor appointed to Queen's counsel

  • January 09, 2012

A Crown prosecutor cited in 2010 for his work on the Alexa Middelaer case added another honour to his belt last month – a Queen’s counsel appointment.

CBABC Submission

The Provincial Court (Family) Rules

  • October 06, 2011

The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) Provincial Court (Family) Rules Working Group’s submission regarding the Provincial Court (Family) Rules

CBABC Submission

2012 Provincial Budget

  • September 15, 2011

Submitted to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Submitted by the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch.

CBABC Submission

White Paper on the Limitation Act Reform

  • November 15, 2010

Submitted to the Ministry of Attorney General of British Columbia. Submitted by the CBABC Special Committee of the Legislation and Law Reform Committee.