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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People sometimes grumble about the high cost of lawyers’ services. But many people don’t know that there’s a great deal of legal information and advice available at a very low cost – and even free in some cases. This ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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This script explains several details about buying a condominium (or condo). Topics include what are condominium, townhouse or strata lots, and things to consider before making an offer to buy.
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This script discusses builders liens. A builders lien secures a claim for payment for work or materials supplied to a construction or renovation project. Topics include who can file a builders lien, how to file a lien, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script explains several details about owning a condominium. Topics include strata title owner, strata corporation, strata council, condo maintenance fees and renting your condominium.
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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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This script discusses your bank account and related service charges, NSF cheques, bank errors, stolen PIN numbers, and joint accounts.
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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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If you're in debt and have fallen behind in your payments, you may have received phone calls or letters demanding payment. If you're far enough behind, you may even be threatened with court action, or the seizure of ...
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This script discusses patents, industrial designs, trademarks copyright and trade secrets, forms of what the law calls “intellectual property”.
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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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