The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)

The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) is the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession. The CBABC is the voice for the profession and serves its members and their interests in advocacy. It provides personal and professional development, and support to all members of the legal profession. The CBABC promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession, and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination.

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This script explains your income, financial support and property rights in a common-law relationship, including your rights to social assistance, pension plan benefits, employment insurance benefits, medical coverage, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified)
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This script discusses what happens when your common-law relationship ends because of the death of your partner. Topics include pension and survivor benefits, the inheritance rights of children, your rights if your ...
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This script discusses child protection by reporting suspected child abuse. Topics include definition of child abuse and neglect, reporting suspected case, abuse investigation, and help for victims of child abuse.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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If you plan to get married in British Columbia, there are some formalities and procedures you should know about. This script on getting married in BC covers who can get married, getting a marriage licence, and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses changing your name, including when you get married or divorced, as well as changing a child’s name. Topics include when do you need to apply for a legal name change, how you can apply for a legal ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses Small Claims Court. Topics include the dollar limit for Small Claims Court, the place and procedures to "file" your lawsuit, and the types of claims tried in Small Claims Court.
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This script discusses suing someone in small claims court. Topics include filing a notice of claim, serving the defendant, the filing of a reply, and making a counterclaim against someone.
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This script discusses being sued in small claims court. Topics include receiving a notice of claim, ways of responding to the notice of claim, filing a reply, what to do if you are denying the claim, and what happens if ...
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This script discusses preparing for and attending your trial in small claims court. Topics include what happens at the settlement conference, preparing your case and any witnesses for the trial, how to present your case ...
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Getting a small claims court judgment – whether at the end of a trial or settlement conference, or by default – is one thing. But getting it paid is something else. This script discusses what you can do if the person ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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