TLABC is dedicated to enhancing the justice system in BC...

Individual TLABC members are dedicated to their clients. As a collective, our association is dedicated to serving the public interest, achieving justice and preserving the jury system.  

In general, members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC) tend to represent individuals rather than corporations, governments or other large entities. Our voluntary membership base is 1500+ people strong, with lawyers practicing throughout the province in a variety of areas. TLABC was founded in 1980, and has operated as a registered not-for-profit society since then. As our mission statement attests, TLABC members are united with the goals of protecting the rights of individuals, ensuring access to the courts, preserving the jury system and maintaining the highest standards in legal education for the profession. 

Does TLABC get involved in cases on behalf of individual citizens? TLABC does not get directly involved in individual lawsuits, but our association will (where appropriate) apply to intervene – or assist on certain cases and appeals – if the case is of significant public interest and has the support of our members.  

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By Phone: 604-682-5343, Toll free Phone: 1-888-558-5222