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

  • February 02, 2024

On February 2, a joint letter was delivered to the heads of all BC Courts and Tribunals with recommendations to ensure people's names are correctly pronounced.

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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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Provincial Government

Submission to Ministry of Attorney General: Section 211 Reports Under the Family Law Act

  • December 05, 2023

CBABC delivered a submission to the Ministry of Attorney General with recommendations to improve the section 211 reporting process under the Family Law Act.

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Provincial Government

Response from Attorney General and Minister of Children and Family Development: Implementation of UNCRC

  • December 05, 2023

The Attorney General and Minister of Children and Family Development responded to a submission urging the BC government to fully implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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On October 26, 2023, the Money Judgment Enforcement Act received royal assent, streamlining the currently outdated and inefficient process in BC.

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Order in Council: Family Law Act and Provincial Court Family Rules Amendments Regarding Property Division (Companion Animals)

  • October 25, 2023

On October 3, 2023, the BC government amended the Family Law Act and the Provincial Court Family Rules impacting orders and agreements about companion animals.

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Submission to BC Law Institute: AI and Civil Liability

  • October 20, 2023

CBABC delivered a submission to the British Columbia Law Institute responding to their Consultation Paper on AI and Civil Liability.

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Submission to BC Premier: Implementing UNCRC in BC

  • August 01, 2023

The submission encourages the BC government to develop a plan to implement their obligations under the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.

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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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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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