Submissions & Consultations

View our current Calls for Consultation, along with recent Submissions on matters of importance to our members.

Our complete archive of Submissions can be found under “Our Work”.

Submission | BC Courts

Submission to Supreme Court of BC: Virtual Chambers for Short Matters

  • November 02, 2022

CBABC has delivered a submission to the Supreme Court of British Columbia requesting a return to virtual Chambers hearings for short matters in civil and family law proceedings with the ability to obtain in-person appearances where circumstances warrant.

Submission | Provincial Government

Submission to Ministry of Attorney General: Court User Surveys

  • October 18, 2022

CBABC has prepared a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General encouraging the Court Services Branch, in tandem with the judiciary, to develop and implement court user surveys. The surveys will increase innovation and access to justice.

Submission | Federal Government

Updates to Inclusiveness in Federal Judicial Appointments Questionnaire

  • October 12, 2022

The Minister of Justice has amended the Questionnaire for Federal Judicial Appointments, reflecting feedback provided by the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, CBA, the Canadian Judicial Council, and the Office of the Commissioner for Foreign Affairs. Changes reflect more inclusive language while assessment remains comprehensive.

Submission | Provincial Government

Modernizing BC's Family Law Act: Division of Property and Spousal Support

  • September 29, 2022

CBABC has delivered a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General in response to Phase 1 of the provincial government’s review to modernize the Family Law Act (FLA). The Submission contains several recommendations with specific emphasis on property division and spousal support.

Call for Consultation | Submission | Provincial Government

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.