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Legal News

Welcome ceremony for justices to the Supreme Court of BC

  • June 08, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the Court will hold a formal ceremony to welcome The Honourable Justice Bruce Elwood, The Honourable Justice Baljinder Girn and The Honourable Justice John Gibb-Carsley to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

CBABC Submission Call for Consultation

Submission: 2023 BC Budget Consultations

  • June 07, 2022

In our 2023 Budget Consultations, CBABC appeals to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to expand the scope of coverage for legal aid, establish a robust data collection and disclosure infrastructure to understand the experience of the users of the court and justice system, and complete the digital transformation of the court system.

CBABC Announcement

2022 Law Society of BC Annual General Meeting

  • June 07, 2022

The Law Society of British Columbia’s 2022 Annual General Meeting is taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 22.  The AGM will include the election of the Second Vice-President-elect for 2023, appointment of Law Society auditors, and consideration of six member resolutions.

Legislative Update

Act in Force: New Court of Appeal Act and Rules

  • May 31, 2022

On July 18, 2022 the Court of Appeal Act, S.B.C. 2021, c. 6 will be brought into force along with new Court of Appeal Rules. The new rules clarify existing procedures, simplify language and make the appeals process more efficient.

Professional Notice

Kamloops Informal Trial Pilot

  • May 16, 2022

Effective, Mon, May 16, 2022, in Kamloops a pilot of an informal trial process is being launched for family law trials under the Family Law Act in the Provincial Court.