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Professional Notice

PD - 64: Form of Address

  • January 15, 2024

This Practice Direction directs how counsel, litigants, witnesses and others are to address a judge, associate judge, registrar or district registrar in a courtroom. It also clarifies how parties and counsel can advise the Court, other parties and counsel of their pronouns and form of address.

CBABC Announcement

ALF Letter of Congratulations to Chief Justice Marchand

  • December 21, 2023

"The Aboriginal Lawyers Forum is so honoured to call you a friend and supporter. We have been inspired by your presentations and keynote addresses to us at numerous events. All our members are celebrating your appointment, and we know every Indigenous person in British Columbia is walking taller today and beaming with pride at your accomplishments."

Media Release

Statement from CBABC President on courtroom safety

  • December 19, 2023

CBABC is concerned about the recent reporting of a person carrying a firearm into a BC courtroom. In addition, two lawyers defending an accused in a high-profile murder case received threats of violence. These reports should be deeply troubling to all British Columbians.

Legal News

Expansion of virtual bail supports safer communities

  • December 14, 2023

"In collaboration with the Provincial Court, virtual bail hearings, including electronic document submissions for bail hearings by lawyers, have been successfully expanded and implemented throughout B.C. It is an important measure in the Safer Communities Action Plan."