March 9, 2022

Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses

Overview Crown Counsel are the lawyers who prosecute criminal offences on behalf of society. In this role, Crown Counsel make decisions about if and how to proceed in criminal cases of elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults. When prosecution is the best solution, it is not always pursued due Read more…

February 14, 2022

Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques

Overview Like the law, language and styles of writing evolve over time to meet the needs of new generations. One such shift is towards language that reflects a modern understanding of gender and gender identity. Inclusivity can no longer be limited to masculine and feminine but must be extended to Read more…

January 18, 2022

Undue Influence Recognition / Prevention Guide Update Project

Overview The aim of this project is to update and re-issue one of BCLI’s best-received and most frequently cited publications, Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners Relating to Potential Undue Influence: A Guide (the “BCLI Guide”). The BCLI Guide lays out a set of recommended practices for legal practitioners to follow Read more…

December 23, 2021

Public Hearings Project

Overview The Local Government Act enables a municipality or regional district to hold a public hearing as part of the process to adopt a planning or land-use bylaw. Except in narrowly defined circumstances, whenever a local government seeks to adopt an official community plan, a zoning bylaw, or a bylaw Read more…

November 9, 2021

Consent to Participate in Research