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 immigration to BC and laws in effect. Topics include main types of immigration, provincial nominee programs, refugee claims, and what you can do if your immigration application is rejected.
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If you own your home, chances are that sooner or later you'll want to do some repairs or renovations. Unless you have the time and skill to do the job yourself, you'll be hiring someone to do it. This script discusses ...
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Farm workers who are not in a union are protected by provincial laws that control wages (or pay). This script explains the rules for farm workers' wages. Topics covered include minimum wages, how often wages must be ...
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Farm workers are protected by laws that set minimum working conditions. This script discusses farm workers' rights. It covers public holidays, vacation pay, complaints about an employer, workers compensation, employment ...
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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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Workers compensation is a government program that pays benefits for workplace injuries. This script explains what to do if you think that the Workers' Compensation Board, now called WorkSafeBC, makes the wrong decision ...
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If you apply for or receive monthly assistance, you have the right to a reconsideration, and then an appeal, of most decisions denying, reducing or ending that assistance. This script discusses reconsiderations and ...
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You have the right to see certain information under freedom of information laws. These laws also protect your privacy by regulating how your personal information can be used. This script discusses these topics, ...
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If a party (e.g., the plaintiff or defendant, but not a witness) has to appear in court, they may be able to appear by phone — as long as they don’t have to testify (give evidence) in court. This script discusses the ...
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Selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. This script explains several things you should know before the “For Sale” sign goes up on your lawn.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
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