Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch

June 15, 2010 15:12 ET

Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch: Online Court Services Fee Victory for the Bar and Public

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) - James Bond, President of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, congratulated Attorney General Michael de Jong, QC on his decision to eliminate the $6 fee for online searches of criminal and traffic court records.

"Our members asked us to make a strong case for the removal of a fee that, in our view, not only compromised equal access to the justice system but also risked increasing in-person demand and delay in court registry offices," said Mr. Bond. "We are very pleased that the Attorney General listened to our concerns, and made the right decision in the best interest of the public and the administration of justice."

The Canadian Bar Association represents 6,500 lawyers, judges and law students in British Columbia, and more than 37,000 members nation-wide. 

Contact Information

  • Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
    Caroline Nevin
    604.687.3404 (toll free 1.888.687.3404)
    cnevin@bccba.org