Ministry of Attorney General Releases Family Relations Act Consultation Report

British Columbia's Ministry of Attorney General has released its
Family Relations Act Review: Report of Public Consultations. This
report summarizes the responses the ministry received during public
consultations on reform of the Family Relations Act held in 2007 and
2008. These consultations concerned comprehensive reform of most parts
of the province's main family law statute, addressing three BCLI
projects in the process. These projects concerned division of pensions
on marriage breakdown, parental support, and conflict of laws.

By British Columbia Law Institute, ago

BCLI Welcomes Executive Director of the Samoa Law Reform Commission

Recently appointed Samoa Law Reform Commission Executive Director, Ms. Leilani Tuala-Warren, spent two weeks with the BCLI in March 2009 as part of her fact-finding visit to Canada. The new Samoa Law Reform Commission was set up in November 2008 and Ms. Tuala-Warren was invited to spend some time with the BCLI to observe how we operate and carry out our law reform projects in British Columbia.  During her time at the Institute, Ms. Tuala-Warren was also able to attend the Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada Conference in Victoria, hosted by the BCLI.

By British Columbia Law Institute, ago

Canadian Lawyer Profiles Commercial Tenancy Act Reform Project

The March 2009 edition of Canadian Lawyer contains an article on the BCLI's Commercial Tenancy Act Reform Project. Entitled "A new lease on life for a moribund law," the article by Kevin Marron discusses the challenges of working with an Act described by one lawyer as "the Da Vinci Code of B.C. statutes." The article includes quotes from committee chair Richard Olson as well as other leading British Columbia commercial leasing lawyers.

By British Columbia Law Institute, ago