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CBABC Recommends: Top 11 Must-Watch Law Movies

  • April 04, 2022

It’s always fun to watch your profession-to-be fictionalized. Here are 11 movies we recommend to law students, ranked in no particular order, that can provide them a healthy dose of distraction from the struggles of studying.

Legislative Update

Amendment: Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules

  • April 04, 2022

On April 4, 2022, a number of amendments to the Supreme Court Civil Rules, B.C. Reg. 168/2009, and Supreme Court Family Rules, B.C. Reg. 160/2009, came into force.

Legal News

Message from the Chief Judge

  • April 01, 2022

The B.C. Government will lift most of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions as of Friday, April 8, 2022. The purpose of this message is to provide an overview of the changes the Provincial Court will be making on April 11, 2022 in light of this change.

Professional Notice

Supreme Court of BC - COVID-19: Manner of Attendance for Civil and Family Proceedings

  • March 31, 2022

The following chart sets out the default manner of attendance at civil and family law proceedings, including those previously scheduled, as of April 11, 2022 and until further notice, unless the Court otherwise orders or directs. “Teams video” indicates that the appearance is by video using the Microsoft Teams platform.

Legislative Update

Bill Introduced: Property Law Amendment Act, 2022

  • March 31, 2022

Bill 12-2022 was introduced to amend the Property Law Act so that a purchaser may rescind a contract of purchase and sale by serving written notice to the seller within a prescribed number of days. Details will be determined in the regulations. The BC government says these amendments will protect homebuyers.