BCLI Blog

  • Complete the Family Caregiving survey!

    12 June 2009 To assist our research the BC Law Institute is interested in hearing from the family caregivers of BC. We are interested in learning about your particular caregiving circumstances, your experience of accessing BC laws to improve your lives, and what kinds of supports you have received or been denied in your ongoing struggle to balance work and caregiving. We are also interested in your perspective on how laws, policies and practices should be reformed and how you think our society should value family caregiving.     Read More

  • Take the Elder and Guardianship Mediation Survey

    9 June 2009 The BC Law Institute is carrying out a research project about Elder Law Mediation / Guardianship Mediation. This project is being carried out in light of Bill 29, which once implemented will make mediation mandatory for all guardianship applications that fall under specific criteria in BC. The project will also examine mediations that involve older persons more broadly. We value your input provided through this questionnaire.   Read More

  • BCLI Welcomes New Member

    19 May 2009 Fiona Hunter has been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia to a three-year term as a member and director of the British Columbia Law Institute, commencing 1 May 2009. A partner with the Victoria law firm Horne Coupar, Ms. Hunter was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1981. Her practice focuses on estate planning and estate litigation.    Read More

  • Clicklaw is Coming

    17 April 2009 On 20 April 2009, British Columbians will have a new on-line resource for legal information, education, and help. Clicklaw  will give the people of this province a starting place to find solutions to their legal problems, to learn about the legal system, and to consider law reform.    Read More

  • Clicklaw is Here

    17 April 2009 British Columbians now have a new on-line resource for legal information, education, and help. Clicklaw gives the people of this province a starting place to find solutions to their legal problems, to learn about the legal system, and to consider law reform. The British Columbia Law Institute is part of a network of 24 organizations in British Columbia that have contributed to the development of Clicklaw. We encourage everyone who is interested in public legal education and information to visit Clicklaw.    Read More

  • Ministry of Attorney General Releases Family Relations Act Consultation Report

    17 April 2009 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.    Read More

  • Family Caregiving

    24 March 2009 This document is available in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.   Read More

  • First Annual Boughton Law Corporation/ BCLI Great Debate

    24 March 2009 On October 29th, 2008, Boughton Law Corporation and the BCLI jointly hosted the first annual Great Debate held at the Law Courts Inn, Vancouver. The event was organized to raise funds for the Institute’s law reform initiatives as well as the UBC Faculty of Law’s new building. A silent auction of books signed by authors such as Lawrence Lessig and Ken Dryden was held concurrently    Read More

  • BCLI Welcomes Executive Director of the Samoa Law Reform Commission

    23 March 2009 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.    Read More

  • BCLI Welcomes Executive Director of the Samoa Law Reform Commission

    23 March 2009 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.    Read More


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