British Columbia

A CBA British Columbia membership is an investment in your career and a commitment to your profession. Connect with the people, events, knowledge and skills you need for career-long success while developing meaningful relationships with lawyers in British Columbia and across Canada.

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Did you know? We recently reduced Regular membership fees by $100 in British Columbia. This year, all CBA members get complimentary access to more than 50 professional development programs nationally – with more on the way!

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Stay on top of your game with professional development programs and career support.

COMPLIMENTARY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Your CBA membership now gives you access to more than 50 hours of accredited 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.

CBABC Job Board

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

CBA Wellness

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

Connect with colleagues and use your skills to improve legal practice in your area of the law.

Sections

Connect with lawyers who share common interests. With free enrolment in all 75 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.

Online communities

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

Contribute to our advocacy work and initiatives. Together, we can create change.

Advocacy

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

Court interventions & submissions

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

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

Access our resources, practice tools and publications to position yourself for success.

Legal toolkits

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

CBA PracticeLink

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

BC Legal Directory

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

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.

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