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 discusses issues relating to children born parents who aren’t married, including parents in common-law relationships. These issues include birth registration, custody and access, inheritance rights, and so ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script highlights key areas of law that differ for Aboriginal people in BC. Topics include who is a status Indian; how criminal law, family law and tax law differ for Aboriginals; Aboriginal wills and estates; and ...
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This script has information on residential tenancy. It also gives other information sources, including the Residential Tenancy Branch – called the Branch in this script. This BC government agency administers the ...
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Many people can't pay cash for consumer goods and get a loan or use a credit card. But if they can't make their payments, they face legal problems and their credit rating is often affected. People worry if their credit ...
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This script discusses motor vehicle insurance from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (called ICBC). It also covers insurance benefits and other payments for those injured in a motor vehicle accident.
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If your motor vehicle has been damaged in an accident, this script explains how you make an insurance claim with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). It also explains what happens if you damage another ...
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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone certain legal rights. Some of these rights require every person accused of a crime to be treated in a just and fair manner. This script discusses these Charter ...
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If you apply for or receive monthly assistance, you have the right to a reconsideration, and then an appeal, of most decisions denying, reducing or ending that assistance. This script discusses reconsiderations and ...
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This script explains how lawyers' fees are calculated and billed. It explains what a retainer is, what disbursements are, how can you keep costs down, and what you can do if you can't solve a fee problem with your ...
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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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