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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Foreclosure is a legal action that a lender can take if a person who borrowed money using a mortgage stops paying back the mortgage. Foreclosure scares people because it means they may lose their house. This script ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified)
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This script explains your options when you want to make a complaint against your doctor. Topics include “General complaints to the College against a doctor” and “What does the College do with your complaint”.
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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 explains what warehouse liens are and how they work under the BC Warehouse Lien Act. Topics include the Act’s notice requirements, the amounts a warehouse lien covers, ways to give notice of the lien and ...
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This script explains driver penalty points and how they relate to the new driver risk premiums charged by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (called ICBC).
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If you're in debt and have fallen behind in your payments, you may have received phone calls or letters demanding payment. If you're far enough behind, you may even be threatened with court action, or the seizure of ...
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If you are charged with a criminal offence, you may not be able to afford a lawyer or get legal aid. In that case, you may have to defend yourself. This script explains how to do so. It describes the steps in a criminal ...
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This script explains 6 types of driving prohibitions in BC. Then it explains what can happen if you are charged with driving a motor vehicle while prohibited from driving under the BC Motor Vehicle Act and the penalties ...
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What should you do if you have money problems? This script discusses options when you can't pay your debts. Topics include using a debt management program, consolidating your debts, making a formal proposal to your ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script has legal information for seniors. It covers the rights of seniors to pensions and benefits, abuse and neglect of seniors (often called "elder abuse"), changing your will, options for appointing others to ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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