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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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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Cars are complex, expensive machines. You can avoid or minimize many problems with car repairs if you follow the steps outlined in this script. Covers what you can do before a repair and what you can do after a repair.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script explains why you may need interim order in a family law case in the British Columbia Supreme Court, how to apply for the order, and what to do before the hearing. Also, other information sources with much ...
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Shoplifting is where someone intends to take something that doesn't belong to them from a store without paying for it, and does so, or tries to. This script discusses shoplifting, including what the prosecutor must ...
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This script explains our court system and other ways to solve legal disputes besides court, known as “alternative dispute resolution” or ADR.
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This script explains what to do if you have a problem with your lawyer. Topics include “Can the Law Society help solve the problem?”, “Are Law Society decisions final?” and “Is your lawyer’s fee the problem?”.
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This script discusses investigating a child protection report, what the results can be (including removing a child from home), and the court hearing that occurs when a child is removed.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script explains the enforcement of court orders and separation agreements that require spousal or child support to be paid. The reference to “spouse” on this script applies whether you are separated or divorced, so ...
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Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour that harms a victim, and it is illegal in BC. This script explains the types of sexual harassment prohibited by the BC Human Rights Code and what you can do if someone ...
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There are a number of options available if you are trying to collect a debt. This script discusses the options, which include using a collection agency, sending a "demand letter," and suing in small claims court or ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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