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 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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There are three different ways to separate from your spouse. This script discusses what they are, and the relationship between separating and getting a divorce. It discusses when to prepare a separation agreement and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified)
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This script discusses the requirements for getting a divorce and annulment. Topics include two legal reasons for marriage breakdown, one-year separation and reconciliation, when to start divorce papers, two marital ...
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This script discusses the desk order divorce proceedings, the do-it-yourself court process that applies where there are no disagreements between you and your spouse relating to the care and control of children, spousal ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script will be helpful if your spouse is about to begin divorce proceedings, or if you've already been "served" with or given divorce papers. In most cases, you'll want to hire a lawyer to represent you, but this ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses issues relating to children born parents who aren’t married, including parents in common-law relationships. These issues include birth registration, custody and access, inheritance rights, and so ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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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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Family court is the division of the Provincial Court that deals with matters arising out of family breakups, guardianship, restraining orders, and child protection. This script discusses matters that family court deals ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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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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