June 28, 2022

We’ve Published Our Gender Diverse Legal Writing Guide

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is pleased to release its latest publication, Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques. The Guide was developed in response to changes in legal practice and to reflect society’s adoption of a more inclusive view of gender, gender identity, gender expression, Read more…

June 24, 2022

Parentage committee finishes discussion of multiparent provisions for children conceived by sexual intercourse and starts discussion of donors

In June, BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee finalized its discussion of whether multiparent configurations should be extended to conception by sexual intercourse. This topic has been the subject of discussion for several consecutive meetings starting in March 2022, and continuing at the April 2022 and May 2022 meetings. Who Read more…

June 1, 2022

Parentage committee continues discussion of multiparent provisions for children conceived by sexual intercourse

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee held two meetings in May, focusing on continued discussion of whether multiparent configurations should be extended to conception by sexual intercourse. Discussion of this broad issue began in March 2022, and continued at the April 2022 meeting. Setting a number of permissible parents The Read more…

April 28, 2022

Parentage agreements the focus of April 2022 parentage committee meeting

At its March 2022 meeting, BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of the rules in part 3 of the Family Law Act that apply to parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse, focusing in particular on whether legislation allowing multiple parents should be extended to cover children Read more…

April 8, 2022

Parentage committee considers legislation allowing multiple parents for children conceived by sexual intercourse

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of the rules in part 3 of the Family Law Act that apply to parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse. The committee completed its examination of a provision in the American Uniform Parentage Act 2017 (PDF) that sets out a Read more…