British Columbia

A membership that moves your career forward

As the largest national association for legal professionals, the CBA British Columbia delivers what you need to thrive in your career and to navigate life changes. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to grow or well established, the CBA can keep you sharp.

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Did you know? All CBA members get complimentary access to more than 50 professional development programs nationally – with more on the way!

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Get deep insights on the latest trends, up-to-the-minute information on courts and governments, business and technology solutions, and practice management resources.

Legal toolkits

Tap into our toolkits for sound advice and tips on everything from conflicts of interest to legal strategy and much more.

Court interventions & submissions

We prepare court interventions and submissions to improve the law and the administration of justice in BC and across Canada.

CBA PracticeLink

Access CBA PracticeLink online for guidance and tools to help you manage your legal future.

Professional initiatives

We develop initiatives that advocate for change, enhance legal practice and prepare our profession for the future. Recent advocacy priorities include:

  • Increases to legal aid funding for family law and tariff rates
  • Adequate funding for court services
  • Restorative justice programs in BC

CBABC publications

Stay current with our weekly News+Jobs e-newsletter and BarTalk magazine, with in-depth features on today’s legal issues in BC.

CBA National Magazine

Get the latest in stories, interviews and analysis on changes to federal legislation, legal practice and your profession.

Canadian Bar Review

This peer-reviewed journal combines theory and practice to shape discussions on today’s most relevant legal issues.

Attend purposeful networking opportunities that enable you to build lasting connections within and outside your area of practice, from coast to coast to coast.

Advocacy

We respond to government initiatives to protect the legal profession’s core values from regulatory and legislative encroachment.

Sections

Connect with lawyers who share common interests. With free enrolment in more than 70 BC Sections and 50% of meetings available remotely, you can access hundreds of Section meetings annually.

Committees & Subcommittees

Join us to work on issues that matter to you—from access to justice to equality, ethics, international initiatives, law reform and much more.

Events

Network with members of the bench and bar at our special events, including the Inns of Court Program.

Online communities

Network through our national Section discussion groups and Sololink, a dedicated support community for general practitioners in BC.

BC Legal Directory

Comprehensive, up-to-date listings for the legal community and the public. Members get enhanced listings for free ($275 value).

Access professional and career development resources, including job boards, mentorship opportunities and lawyer wellness programs to keep you one step ahead.

CBABC Job Board

Step into your next position with the help of BC’s #1 destination for legal careers.

Complimentary Professional Development

Your CBA membership now gives you access to more than 50+ professional development programs from across Canada – included with your membership.

Webinars

Instantly stream professional development programs from our catalogue of webinars. Sign up for a complete webinar series or select the webinars that suit you.

In-person professional development

Take advantage of multiple in-person sessions throughout the year to share practical information and stay current on the issues impacting BC’s legal community.

National conferences

Enhance your expertise, gain knowledge and network with leading professionals in your area of practice.

PD archives

Free, on-demand access to four PD hours to fulfill ethics, professional responsibility and practice management requirements. You can also access over 250 hours of Sections PD.

CBA Well-Being

Access our well-being programs. Take our online course and webinars on mental health in the legal profession.

 

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