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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You risk three serious criminal charges if you drink and drive: impaired driving, over .08, and refusing to blow. This script explains these drinking and driving offences. Topics include the breathalyzer and other ...
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This script explains 6 types of driving prohibitions in BC. Then it explains what can happen if you are charged with driving a motor vehicle while prohibited from driving under the BC Motor Vehicle Act and the penalties ...
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If you are charged with driving a motor vehicle without insurance, the police will give you a traffic ticket. This script explains the three types of traffic tickets you may get, three possible offences you may be ...
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Traffic tickets can be serious. If you’re convicted, you may get a large fine or points against your driver’s licence (called driver penalty points). These points can increase your cost of driving. This script discusses ...
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This script explains the adoption process in British Columbia, both adopting a child within BC and adopting a child from overseas. Topics include who can adopt, factors considered in placing a child, the birth parents' ...
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This script explains the different adoption registries in BC. It includes information on “the Birth Father Registry”, “making an openness agreement after a child has been adopted” and “searching for an adopted child or ...
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If you're injured in a car accident, you can claim accident benefits from the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC). If the accident wasn't your fault, you can also claim "damages" for your injuries. This script describes ...
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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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This script explains three sentences - a conditional sentence, probation, and a discharge - that a court can give if it convicts you of a crime under the Criminal Code or Canada's drug laws.
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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 ...
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