The Victoria Bar Association(the "VBA")is the local bar association in Victoria, British Columbia.
The Association acts as a liaison between the lawyers of Victoria and other institutions such as the Courts, government, and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. It also works closely with the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and other legal organizations.
The VBA provides scholarships for students and contributes to law related charities.
The VBA also organizes 4 dinner social events and a number of sporting events each year that are generally well-attended by its members and guests.
Victoria Bar Association
Victoria Bar Association AGM
Thursday, November 7th at Victoria Golf Club.
Click here for details!
VBA/CBA Joint CPD events
The VBA, in partnership with the CBA, is offering a course in Victoria on September 24, 2013, at the Marriott. See the details below.
The VBA partnership permits non-CBA members to attend at a special discount price for VBA members.
And the CBA will honour membership at any Island bar association. Other Island bar members can pay the VBA discount price. So call your up-Island colleagues and invite them to join you at this CPD event.
There is capacity for only 40 registrants, so space is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.
The course offers excellent practice tips for both solicitors and litigators in this practice area.
Course name: Practice Tips for the Upcoming Changes in WESA
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: Registration/Light Lunch: 12 noon; Seminar 12:30-2:30 pm
Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria
Speakers: Tino Di Bella, Jawl & Bundon
Online Registration: http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=BC_wesvba0913
PDF Registration form: http://cbabc.org/CBAMediaLibrary/cba_bc/pdf/Events/2013/pd_reg_jnt.pdf
Dinner For Justice Metzger
A dinner and roast is being held on October 10, 2013 in honor of Mr. Justice Metzger. click this link for details:
Give a Pint, Get a Pint
Or, technically, a glass.
The VBA wants to reward you for giving blood. Give blood at the local Canadian Blood Services at any time. Then present your blood appointment card to the registration table at the next VBA dinner to redeem for a drink of your choice.
When at the blood clinic, ask them to help you register your donation to the “Lawyers of Victoria”. We are partner members of the Canadian Blood Services. Our 2010 total donations are 13 units. In 2009, we donated 34 units.
Walk-in or better still call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to make an appointment. (If you do not want recruitment call-backs, then ask the blood clinic to note this on your file.)
The blood clinic hours are 11:30 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, or every other Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Our New Website!
Welcome to our newly-designed website!
2013 Membership Form
Click here for the Membership form.