British Columbia

RENEW. CONNECT. BELONG.

There’s no better time to renew your CBA membership. Now more than ever, we’re positioning you—and your national association—for success.

Our industry is undergoing profound change, and the opportunities ahead are exciting. Together, we hold the key to meeting the challenges to come.

Your membership renewal is a commitment to your career and your profession. It’s a reminder that you belong to something big, and something that matters. As a CBA member, you have countless opportunities to grow real and meaningful connections with your colleagues across the country. Our members represent the very best of Canada’s legal community.

As we continue our important work to transform your association, we’re focused on connections. Our priority? To serve and connect members to the people, events, knowledge, skills and tools you need for career-long success.

Our fresh new approach means doing business more thoughtfully and more strategically. We’re deepening our understanding of our members so we can better meet your needs. We’re designing professional development programs to enhance your skills and knowledge. We’re identifying emerging trends, needs and opportunities so that you can lean into the future with confidence. Our advocacy work prioritizes causes that improve the law and how we practice it.

We are proud of the CBA’s accomplishments over more than a century. As we look to the future, we will remain true to our vision—guard the rule of law and help our members succeed in the legal profession, individually and collectively as a professional group.

Renew today and join with the best of Canada’s legal community for the journey ahead.

Renew now

Mala

I JOINED THE CBA IN MY FIRST
YEAR OF PRACTICE

MALA JOSHI

The power of proximity | The Strength of Unity

With 36,000 members across Canada, the CBA is proud to represent our country’s leading legal minds.

ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF THE PROFESSION

In matters of government policy and law reform, we’re the only national organization that promotes your interests and brings your perspective to public debates. Our voice is powerful and credible.

  • Public policy & advocacy – We respond to government initiatives to protect the legal profession’s core values from regulatory and legislative encroachment.
  • Court interventions & submissions – We strive to improve the law and the administration of justice in BC and across Canada.
  • Professional initiatives – We develop initiatives that advocate change, enhance legal practice and prepare the profession for the future.

Our recent work includes An Agenda for Justice platform paper, a Student Loan Forgiveness submission, establishment of the Truth & Reconciliation Working Group, and advocacy on Law Society of BC issues that affect lawyers’ practice and livelihood.

Dana
 

THROUGH THE CBA YOU ARE ABLE TO
BUILD A NETWORK VERY QUICKLY

DANA GREGOIRE

STRONG COMMUNITIES

Our diverse and engaged communities offer networking and growth opportunities, and keep you on top of developments in your areas of practice.

  • Sections – Connect with lawyers who share common interests. With free enrolment in all 75 BC Sections and 50% of meetings available remotely, members can access hundreds of Section meetings annually.
  • Committees & subcommittees – Work on issues that matter to you.
  • Online communities – Network through our national Section discussion groups, and Sololink, a dedicated support community for general practitioners in BC.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our professional development programs are available online, in-person or in multiple self-study formats.

  • CBA West – Join us in Las Vegas for Western Canada’s premiere legal conference, offering a full year of CPD requirements.
  • National conferences – Enhance your expertise and network with leading professionals.
  • Webinars – Upgrade your skills. Sign up for a complete webinar series, or select the webinars that suit you. Instantly stream on-demand webinars from our catalogue.
  • PD archives – Get free online access to four on-demand PD hours to fulfill ethics, professional responsibility and practice management Law Society requirements. You also have access to over 250 hours of Sections PD.
  • CBA Wellness – Access our wellness programs across Canada, and take our online course and webinars on mental health in the legal profession.

Renew now

Nicolas

IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO
HAVE A SAY IN THE PROFESSION

NICOLAS JOUBERT

LEADING LEGAL RESOURCES

We offer resources and publications to support your career and keep you informed about our ever-evolving industry.

  • Toolkits & guides – Access our online practice tools for guidance on everything from conflicts of interest to legal strategy and beyond.
  • Job boards – Make your next move with us. Visit our BC Job Board and National Career Centre for legal positions in BC and across Canada.
  • Find a Lawyer Directory – Be listed in our directory of CBA members so the public can easily find you when they need legal help.
  • CBA National Magazine – Our premiere publication offers news, interviews and analysis about changes in federal legislation, practice management and the legal marketplace.
  • CBA BC publications – Stay current with our weekly News + Jobs email. BarTalk magazine features in-depth reporting on legal themes and BC-related issues.
  • CBA CONNECT – Just starting out? Our website for young lawyers, articling students and law students has all the support you need to succeed.

Simon
 

THE CBA HAS STOOD UP FOR SOME
VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES

SIMON POTTER

CANADIAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION (CCCA)

As the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada, the CCCA is your vehicle to success.

  • Professional development – Choose from over 100 Canada-wide and Chapter-specific PD events, accredited and tailored to your unique needs, including free webinars.
  • Career management services – Access our career coaching, mentoring program and career resource library.
  • CIC.C designation – Take the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel—the only program of its kind in Canada—and earn this exclusive recognition.

PORTFOLIO PLUS MEANS
MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.

Save $100 this year on CBA products and services with a Portfolio Plus package. You pick exactly where to apply your savings*, whether it’s Professional Development, conference registrations, Sections enrollments or events.

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*Some conditions may apply.


CBA British Columbia Branch
The CBA Membership Fee structure:

More flexible than ever.

Regular CBA Membership Portfolio Option Portfolio Plus Option

All Regular CBA Memberships include:

  • The right to attend all meetings of the Association, to have a deliberate voice therein, to vote, to hold office and to propose and second resolutions
  • Representation / Advocacy
  • CCCA Regular Membership (in-house counsel only)
  • Free access to all Section meetings and archived online Section resources and webinars
  • Free access to four hours of on-demand Professional Development
  • Member preferential pricing for PD programs
  • CBA PracticeLink
  • The Canadian Bar Review
  • CBA National Magazine
  • CBA News, Influence and other newsletters
  • CBA Advantage preferred pricing and offers
  • CBA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Specific networking opportunities
  • Preferred rates on insurance and investment solutions at lawyersfinancial.ca
  • Discounts on CBA BC Job Board listings and online advertising rates
  • CBA BC online library of archived materials
  • Enhanced listings in CBA BC Find-A-Lawyer online directory
  • News & Jobs weekly CBA BC branch e-newsletter
  • BarTalk bi-monthly print/online CBA BC branch magazine

Purchased in addition to a regular CBA membership. It includes:

  • $250.00 CBA Education Credit
  • 3% Rebate Reward
  • Special CBA BC offers throughout the year, including advance registration on popular sell-out events

Portfolio Option: $200.00

Purchased in addition to a regular CBA membership. It includes:

  • $500.00 CBA Education Credit
  • 5% Rebate Reward
  • Special CBA BC offers throughout the year, including advance registration on popular sell-out events

Portfolio Plus Option: $400.00

Sofia

A FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE
VOICE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

SOFIA MIRZA

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Membership categories including special options for members in different situations, such as students, part-time and retired lawyers and our special programs including parental leave.

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