The Abbotsford & District Bar Association was originally organized as a monthly lunch-time gathering of local lawyers, fostering collegiality in our local community. As Continuing Professional Development requirements came into effect, the ADBA modified its purpose. The Abbotsford & District Bar Association is now registered with the Law Society of BC as a pre-approved provider of CPD. We maintain a listing of all lawyers in Abbotsford & Mission, and we send them notices of our meetings.

After undergoing a year-long hiatus, the ADBA was revived effective January 2012. We meet nine times a year (not July, August, or December), usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meetings are generally from 12 noon to 2 pm at a local restaurant / facility. We strive to have a speaker at four of our nine meetings - - March, May, September, and November - - and those meetings qualify for 1.5 hours each of CPD credits (total 6 hours per year), with 2 of those 6 hours qualifying as the management/ethics CPD component.

Membership in the ADBA is $50/year. The cost to attend our seminars is $10 each (same for members and non-members), plus the attendee’s cost of lunch.

Benefits of ADBA membership:

  • Members who attend all 5 seminars in the year will not pay for the last one.
  • Those paying up front for 3 sessions ($30) together with their ADBA membership (total $80) can attend the remaining 2 sessions for free. 
  • Lunch on the last non-speaker date in the year (October) will be free for ADBA members who attend.

We do not maintain a website or Facebook page, etc.

Contact is through our President, currently Amrik Narang (2014 & 2015).