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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People sometimes grumble about the high cost of lawyers’ services. But many people don’t know that there’s a great deal of legal information and advice available at a very low cost – and even free in some cases. This ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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Many people think that their medical records are their own property, and that if they want to see them, they just have to ask. That's only partly true. This script explains who owns medical records and the information ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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A committee is a person appointed by the court to make decisions for someone who is mentally incapable and cannot make those decisions. This script explains "committeeship" in BC. Topics include what is a committee, how ...
Also available in: Punjabi
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Can children make their own decisions about things that affect them? This script discusses children's rights. Topics include whether children can choose which parent to live with, children's rights if hospitalized ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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This script discusses the desk order divorce proceedings, the do-it-yourself court process that applies where there are no disagreements between you and your spouse relating to the care and control of children, spousal ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script explains what you can do if someone is threatening you or assaults you. You can either apply for a peace bond against a person who has threatened to hurt you or damage your property, or ask that the person ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script explains what an appearance notice and a summons are, the difference between an appearance notice and a summons, and what to do if you get either of them.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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Employment Insurance (EI) benefits are temporary payments to people who lose their jobs, are between jobs, or cannot work for various reasons. This script discusses EI benefits. Topics include who can get EI benefits, ...
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This script explains buying a used car in BC. Used cars are often expensive. Before you sign an agreement to buy a used car, read it carefully and think about it. There is no cooling-off period to change your mind and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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A beneficiary is sometimes unhappy with their share under a will. This script explains your rights and remedies in case a will appears to be unfair, the person making the will may not be capable to do so, there's undue ...
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