As part of our Advocacy work, CBABC routinely makes submissions in the form of letters, reports and briefing notes to government, the Law Society of BC, and other organizations on matters of importance to our members and the profession. Below is a catalogue of our recent submissions along with any responses received.

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Letter to Attorney General: Progress of the Legal Professions Act

  • May 14, 2024

"To be independent, lawyers must be self-regulated. This means that the board of the regulator must comprise a substantial lawyer majority that is elected by lawyers and through a process that reflects diverse voices, including Indigenous and racialized lawyers."

Provincial Government

Letter to MLA Mike Bernier after remarks on bail proceeding

  • May 10, 2024

"Your comments could lead to the false impression that elected officials can give direction to judges or that judges should make decisions based on popular opinion. Such comments unjustifiably risk undermining public respect for and confidence in the justice system and the judiciary."

Provincial Government

Submission: First Nation Registration of Land

  • April 19, 2024

CBABC supports the passing of Bill 13, Land Title and Property Law Amendment Act, 2024, but emphasized the need for continued meaningful consultation.