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Legal News

New associate judge supports B.C. Supreme Court

  • February 12, 2024

A new associate judge is being appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to support the judiciary in providing consistent and timely access to justice. Effective Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, Lawrence Robinson will join a complement of 13 associate judges who work provincewide.

Professional Notice

Supreme Court of BC: Update Regarding Online Booking for Civil and Family Matters

  • February 05, 2024

"Since 2020, counsel and parties have had the option of booking Case Planning Conferences (CPCs), Judicial Case Conferences (JCCs), and Trial Management Conferences (TMCs) through the Supreme Court’s online booking system. Beginning in fall 2024, the Court will be transitioning to a fully online booking system for these types of conferences, as well as for trials and lengthy chambers hearings in civil and family matters."

CBABC Announcement

In Memoriam: Kathryn ("Kathy") Sainty, KC

  • January 30, 2024

"Kathy was a valued and trusted friend, colleague, and mentor to many in the legal profession. She was generous with her time and spent countless hours volunteering both in and outside of the legal profession, particularly in the support of women."

CBABC Submission

Letter to Attorney General: Consultation on Single Regulator

  • January 16, 2024

On January 12, CBABC delivered a letter to the Attorney General highlighting concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding the proposed legislation for a single regulator for lawyers, notaries and paralegals.