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 your bank account and related service charges, NSF cheques, bank errors, stolen PIN numbers, and joint accounts.
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This script discusses incorporating and maintaining a BC company. Topics include deciding on the directors and share structure, preparing the incorporation documents such as the incorporation agreement and the articles, ...
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A housing co-operative or co-op is a non-profit association that owns housing for its members. This script on co-operative housing discusses the rights and duties of co-op members, what if members have a dispute, and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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Child support is money paid by one parent to another parent, for the benefit of the child, after the parents' relationship breaks down. This script discusses child support, who has to pay it, how to apply for child ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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There’s a lot to be said for starting your own small business. This script discusses some of the legal aspects to starting a business that you should consider.
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This script discusses workers' compensation, a government program run by WorkSafeBC that pays benefits for workplace injuries. Topics covered include who is entitled to benefits, the types of benefits, how to apply, and ...
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This script explains the law as it applies to song writing, performing and recording music. It discusses the ownership of music and lyrics, getting paid for performances, legal and contract relations with band members, ...
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The Youth Criminal Justice Act controls how criminal law applies to young people. This script discusses the rights of young people if stopped and questioned by the police, if arrested, or if charged with an offence. It ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses what you can do if you've bought a product or items which turn out to be defective. Topics include "express" and "implied" terms of a contract, four conditions for the purchase and sale of new ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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Anyone in BC 18 or older convicted of a criminal offence has a criminal record. This script discusses criminal records and applying for a record suspension. It explains what a record suspension is, who can apply for a ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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