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Legal News

Single B.C. legal regulator legislation delayed to spring 2024

  • September 26, 2023

Provincial legislation to reform the Law Society of B.C. will be introduced next spring, instead of this fall, as the government continues to iron out details of a new single legal regulator that promises to make many legal services cheaper and easier to understand for the public.

Professional Notice

NP 28: Current Court Operations

  • September 18, 2023

The Court remains committed to using technology in appropriate cases to better serve court users and improve access to justice. Remote attendance options provide the flexibility to support greater access to justice, including for those living in remote communities and vulnerable people served by the Court.

CBABC Media Coverage

New CBA BC Branch president Scott Morishita to focus on lawyer independence and mental health

  • September 15, 2023

“Whether it's criminal defence cases, whether it's people who are suing the government, whether they're trying to challenge government decisions, or whether there's an allegation of a breach of someone's Charter rights – it's really critical that lawyers can advocate for their clients without having a concern that their regulator is not independent.”