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Legal News

Judicial Appointments in BC

  • May 27, 2024

“I wish Justices Fleming, Iyer, Hoffman, Hamilton, Ramsay, Laurie, and Latimer every success as they take on their new roles. I am confident they will serve the people of British Columbia well as members of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.” —The Hon. Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

CBABC Announcement

Message to Members: Legal Professions Act passed

  • May 21, 2024

As you are likely aware, Bill 21 received Royal Assent on May 16 with only 30 of its 317 clauses debated. The legislation will bring lawyers, notaries and paralegals under one regulator.

CBABC Submission

Letter to Attorney General: Progress of the Legal Professions Act

  • May 14, 2024

"To be independent, lawyers must be self-regulated. This means that the board of the regulator must comprise a substantial lawyer majority that is elected by lawyers and through a process that reflects diverse voices, including Indigenous and racialized lawyers."

CBABC Submission

Letter to MLA Mike Bernier after remarks on bail proceeding

  • May 10, 2024

"Your comments could lead to the false impression that elected officials can give direction to judges or that judges should make decisions based on popular opinion. Such comments unjustifiably risk undermining public respect for and confidence in the justice system and the judiciary."