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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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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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 ...
Also available in: Punjabi
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Garnishment is a legal proceeding used to collect money on a judgment or debt. This script explains garnishment, technically known as "attachment of debts." It provides some examples of garnishment, discusses garnishing ...
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified)
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This script discusses shopping by phone, mail order or over the Internet, as well as what to do if you receive unsolicited phone calls, faxes and mail after making such a purchase.
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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