The Canadian Bar Association (BC) Benevolent Society provides assistance to lawyers and articling students who have suffered an illness or injury.
The Society exists to respond discretely to a crisis in a lawyer’s or articled student’s life, and to provide emergency funding and a measure of dignity to the applicant and their family. Directors assess an applicant’s circumstances within one week and, if they fit the society’s mandate, financial support (benevolence) comes quickly.
If you or someone in the profession needs help, please consider reaching out. Email your request to BenevolentSociety@cbabc.org.
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Battle of the Bar Bands is the society’s annual fundraiser where lawyers and law students perform to aid colleagues in the profession. Events happen in Vancouver, Victoria and other locations.