Current Issues & Campaigns

Since the time TLABC was founded, its membership has worked to protect the rights of individuals and enhance the practice of law in British Columbia. Hand in hand with those goals is the pursuit of positive changes in legislation and the rules of court proceedings. In addition to participating and assisting the courts in public-interest cases and appeals, TLABC devotes time and other resources to important public-minded campaigns.

TLABC Campaigns

Public Affairs Summary Document 

Ongoing Campaign Summary

NO TO NO FAULT
TLABC, with like-minded community partners and colleagues, has significant concerns about the introduction of a no fault insurance model in British Columbia. That's why TLABC is working hard to form a coalition of concerned individuals and organizations to advocate, inform the public, and help all understand the negative impacts that no fault would have - on injured people, ICBC policy holders, and on BC's economy, a significant concern in light of the current COVID-19 economic crisis. You can learn more about the initiative at www.notonofault.com and, if you're interested in joining the coalition, please contact TLABC. You can also connect with No To No Fault on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates that we encourage you to share with your networks.

LEGAL AID 
TLABC has teamed up with Access Pro Bono to enlist our lawyer membership to volunteer for a new virtual pro bono initiative, ensuring that British Columbians have the accessible and safe legal assistance they need, especially with many legal matters arising during the 2020 pandemic. We are pleased to have a few dozen TLABC volunteers currently recruited to provide expertise in various practice areas, and would be pleased to share more support with Access Pro Bono. Whether you have 1, 10, or 100 hours to give, your time will make a big impact and ensure access to justice. If you're newly interested in volunteering, please contact TLABC to get involved, or see our project ad in the Verdict for more information.

WRONGFUL DEATH LEGISLATION 
On December 12, 2019 TLABC CEO Shawn Mitchell attended the AGM of the Wrongful Death Law Reform Society. TLABC has been a long-time partner with the Society, focused on pursuing wrongful death legislation in BC. 

ALTERNATE LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS 
TLABC CEO Shawn Mitchell attended the recent Law Society Benchers meeting where, among other things, an update was provided by Trudi L. Brown QC regarding progress from the Licensed Paralegal Task Force Update. Notes from that meeting will be circulated to TLABC’s Family Law committee for review and consideration.

TLABC posts any breaking updates on its Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Pages. If you have any further questions on these issues or others, please contact TLABC CEO, Shawn Mitchell at shawn@tlabc.org

TLABC supports:

Road BC - https://roadbc.ca/ 
Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL)https://www.bclegalaidlawyers.ca/
Distracted Driving Kills: http://distracteddrivingkills.ca/
Protecting Justice for BC: www.protectingjusticeforbc.org/

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Page

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