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Other, BC Courts

Submission to BC Law Institute: AI and Civil Liability

  • May 28, 2024

Update: CBABC recommendations incorporated into new BCLI report on artificial intelligence and civil liability

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Other, BC Courts

Letter to BC Courts and Tribunals: Pronunciation of Names in Proceedings

  • March 12, 2024

Updated with responses from the Chiefs of all three B.C. courts.

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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. 

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Legislative Update: Introduction of the Money Judgment Enforcement Act

  • November 02, 2023

On October 26, 2023, the Money Judgment Enforcement Act received royal assent, streamlining the currently outdated and inefficient process in BC.

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Provincial Government, BC Courts

Letter to Ministry of Citizen’s Services – Endorsement of Rise Report on Safety in BC Courts

  • June 27, 2023

CBABC has delivered a submission to the Ministry of Citizens’ Services to endorse the Creating Safety in BC Courts Report by Rise Women’s Legal Centre.

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Provincial Government, BC Courts

Submission to Attorney General: Virtual Court Interfaces

  • June 23, 2023

On June 23, CBABC delivered a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General recommending a more intentional approach to the design of virtual courtrooms.  

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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.

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Provincial Government

Report from Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act

  • May 09, 2022

In 2021, the Government formed a Special Committee to reform the Police Act. A public consultation was conducted and the final report of this Special Committee has now been published, along with recommendations for modernizing the legislation and policies around policing in BC.

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Provincial Government

CBABC Oral Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Budget 2022

  • September 02, 2021

CBABC was invited to present before the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of a public consultation by the provincial government for the 2022 budget.

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Law Society of BC, Provincial Government, BC Courts

Submission: Who’s Getting Left Behind? The Impact of the Ongoing Digital Transformation of the Court System on Access to Justice in British Columbia

  • July 19, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a digital transformation of BC’s court system, access to justice increased, but some people are being left behind. CBABC identifies those people, suggests some considerations to follow, and invites dialogue with the courts, Court Services, Justice Services and the Law Society of BC to ensure no one is left behind.

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