Photos of the new and departing people at BCLI

New Faces, Fond Farewells: A Record Year of New Faces

We’d like to introduce our new team members and bid a farewell to our departing board member. This year, we’re especially excited to welcome a record number of students joining us across the country. Here’s a bit about everyone: New Staff and Students Marie Ong, Staff Lawyer Marie completed her law degree from UBC and was called to the BC Bar in 2022. Before joining us, she articled and worked at a Vancouver-based national law Read more…

Stories in Economic Abuse: Tools of Harm

Our project on economic abuse and family litigation is well underway. Currently, our research is delving into case law to uncover how family business can be used as tools of economic abuse. The analysis reveals fascinating and important patterns in the behavior of perpetrators and the legal responses to them. An example, Droit de la famille 22274, 2022 QCCS 638 Economic abuse often is just one form of violent behavior present in a relationship. Perpetrators Read more…

Release of Report on Artificial Intelligence and Civil Liability

If you are injured by a robot waiter, hit by a driverless taxi, or libelled by chatbot, what should the legal consequences be? With BCLI’s release (in May 2024) of the Report on Artificial Intelligence and Civil Liability, we offer answers to this question and many others regarding civil justice in cases involving harm caused by AI and AI-directed machines. The foibles of large language models have shown the world that AI isn’t infallible and Read more…

Modernizing Family Law On Parentage

We are Family There are so many paths to building families and becoming parents. How we create families and become parents is different for each and every one of us. There is no one universal story. There are many stories and lived experiences on this journey and so many more of them involve creating families with assisted reproduction. In fact, one in six Canadians experience a need for assisted reproduction.1 Science has expanded the services Read more…

Last day to have your say on renovating the public hearing

The public consultation for the Renovate the Public Hearing Project is closing today. You have until midnight to make your views known on how to reform public engagement on local-land-use bylaws. Copies of the Consultation Paper on Renovating the Public Hearing, a response booklet, and a link to our survey are available on the project webpage (which also now contains a new video on the project). Thank you to everyone who has already participated in Read more…