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On October 26, 2023, the Money Judgment Enforcement Act received royal assent, streamlining the currently outdated and inefficient process in BC.

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Other, BC Courts

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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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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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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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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Response from Chief Justice Hinkson: Reforming Court Scheduling

  • November 18, 2021

In September, the Court Services Committee of CBABC made a submission to reform court scheduling entitled Modernizing the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s Scheduling System for Civil Matters. The Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court has considered this submission and provided a letter in response.

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Submission: Modernizing the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s Scheduling System for Civil Matters

  • September 27, 2021

Guided by members’ concerns and recommendations, CBABC prepared a written submission to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Ministry of Attorney General with recommendations to improve efficiency of court scheduling and e-filing.

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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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