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Legal News

Judicial Appointment to the Federal Court

  • August 28, 2023

Negar Azmudeh, Assistant Deputy Chairperson at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Federal Court. Justice Azmudeh fills the remaining position authorized under the Budget Implementation Act, 2019.

Legal News

Judicial Appointment in the Province of BC

  • August 28, 2023

J. Gareth Morley, Senior Counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia in Victoria, is appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Victoria. Justice Morley replaces Justice J. Steeves (Victoria), who resigned effective June 11, 2022.

CBABC Submission

Letter to Minister of Justice: Judicial Vacancies

  • August 08, 2023

On August 3, CBABC delivered a letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, urging the federal government to appoint justices to fill the vacancies on the BC Supreme Court and to re-establish the Judicial Advisory Committee in British Columbia.

Professional Notice

BAN-1: Bans on Publication Policy

  • August 03, 2023

To provide a general overview regarding examples of publication bans under the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Sex Offender Information Registration Act, and Provincial Court Act.