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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Provincial Government

Letter to Attorney General: Consultation on Single Regulator

  • January 16, 2024

On January 12, CBABC delivered a letter to the Attorney General highlighting concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding the proposed legislation for a single regulator for lawyers, notaries and paralegals. 

Provincial Government, BC Courts

Letter to Attorney General after remarks on judges

  • November 28, 2023

"All actors in our legal system in British Columbia play a role in maintaining public confidence in the criminal justice system and upholding the independence of the judiciary. Recent reporting on the criminal justice system and the role of judges demonstrates misunderstanding by government and some members of the public. As Attorney General, you have more opportunities than most to help people understand these issues."

Provincial Government

Update on legal professions regulatory modernization in BC

  • October 20, 2023

On October 19, the Ministry of Attorney General announced that the proposed legislation setting out the creation of a single legal regulator has been delayed to next spring to allow more time for external consultations, including with CBABC.

Federal Government

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.