British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)

The British Columbia Law Institute is a not-for-profit law reform agency that works to improve and modernize the laws of British Columbia. Its mission is to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.

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Probate Rules concerns reform of the rules of court relating to probate and administration of estates. It's a necessary sequel to the Succession Law Reform Project, which BCLI completed in 2006, and is intended in part ...
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The law surrounding the passage of property on death by means of a will or intestate inheritance is known as the law of succession. This project examines the legislation and caselaw that makes up this antiquated and ...
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This project addresses the way in which civil damages are assessed and awarded to the victims of sexual assault. Its particular focus is on compensation issues, which require translating the harm of the wrongful conduct ...
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A lien is a legal claim against property that can prevent it from being sold unless the lien is paid off. This project examines the law governing the liens of repairers, storers, and common carriers.
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BC's Commercial Tenancy Act is badly out of date. Enacted in the late 1890s, the Act largely restates English legislation from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Commercial Tenancy Act Reform Project examines ...
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Since 1922, British Columbia has had a law obliging adult children to support their dependent parents. This law was intended as a way for governments to reduce their obligation to provide social assistance, and it is ...
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The unincorporated nonprofit association is the default mode of nonprofit activity. This project aims to provide unincorporated nonprofit associations with a modern legal framework, which will harmonize rules found in ...
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This project explains the purpose and importance of the Trustee Act, why reform of the Trustee Act is needed, and includes detailed reform recommendations in the form of a proposed new Act with commentaries.
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This project studies the sources of legal liability of directors and officers of not-for-profit societies and considers proposals for reform of the law.
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This project involves a review of the Privacy Act of British Columbia, which makes the violation of privacy a tort. The project is directed at updating and revising this statute in light of the many technological ...
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