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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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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This script discusses possession of marijuana charge. Topics include type of offense, what prosecutor must prove to convict the crime, amount of marijuana and penalties, legalize marijuana
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The first step in charging someone with a criminal offence is to file a police report. This script discusses the procedure for charging someone with an offence in Vancouver, BC. It covers where to start if you want to ...
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Your first decision when you separate will be whether to move out yourself, or try to have your spouse or partner move out. This script covers who should move out, what you can take with you, whether you can lock your ...
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Buying a home can be complicated and there are risks to avoid. This script on buying a house covers hiring a realtor or lawyer, the purchase price, making the written offer to buy, getting a mortgage, removing ...
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Anyone who wants psychiatric help can ask to be admitted to hospital for psychiatric treatment. The BC Mental Health Act also allows authorities to send people to hospital even if they don’t want to go. This script ...
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This script discusses spousal support payments, sometimes called "maintenance", and which used to be referred to as "alimony." Note that this discussion applies equally to support orders for married people and for ...
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There are laws protecting consumers against misleading advertising and dishonest sellers. This script discusses dishonest business practices, misleading advertising, deceptive telemarketing, scams, and business schemes ...
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Workers compensation is a government program that pays benefits for workplace injuries. This script explains what to do if you think that the Workers' Compensation Board, now called WorkSafeBC, makes the wrong decision ...
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The BC Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in employment. The BC Human Rights Tribunal handles discrimination complaints. This script explains how the Code protects you on the job and what you can do if an ...
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