Current Issues & Campaigns

Since the time TLABC was founded, our 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, as of September 9, 2019 

ICBC
Arguments were heard in July regarding TLABC’s petition regarding the Attorney General’s unilateral change to Rule 11.8, thereby limiting the use of expert reports. We anticipate a judgment in early Fall.

LEGAL AID
Negotiations on improvements to legal aid in BC between the government and the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers are ongoing. We anticipate an announcement in the coming weeks.  We continue to monitor this issue as well as raise it with the various MLAs and officials in British Columbia. 

WRONGFUL DEATH LEGISLATION 
TLABC met with 20 MLAs throughout the summer to discuss the importance of enacting Wrongful Death Legislation.  We continue to make an effort to schedule meetings with MLAs throughout the Province prior to the Fall Legislative session beginning on October 7. 
TLABC posts any breaking updates on our 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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