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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Family violence is more than just beating a spouse or child. It’s the abuse of power to harm or control a person who was or is a family member. Family violence includes physical abuse, intimidation and harassment, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script discusses marriage agreements and cohabitation agreements. Topics including what is a marriage contract, minimum legal requirements, when and why marriage contracts are used, change and end a marriage ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Punjabi
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This script discusses making a will and making an overall estate plan. Topics include what is a will, naming an "executor", appointing a guardian in your will, and introduces how estate planning may be able to reduce ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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This script discusses your duties as an executor under a will and what you have to do to probate an estate. Topics include what does it mean to probate an estate, confirming that you were named as the executor, deciding ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, French, Punjabi
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A beneficiary is sometimes unhappy with their share under a will. This script explains your rights and remedies in case a will appears to be unfair, the person making the will may not be capable to do so, there's undue ...
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This script discusses both powers of attorney and representation agreements. Topics include what is a power of attorney, enduring powers of attorney, appointing an attorney, what is a representation agreement, and types ...
Also available in: French
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If you receive a document saying you have to be a witness in a trial, it's because you have important information about a case. This script explains your role as a witness, what to do if you can't go to court or think ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin, Punjabi
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This script gives an introduction to Family Law, including topics like “common family law problems”, “different rules for different relationships”, “different statues for different issues” and “family law words and ...
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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 ...
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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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