To support and promote diligence and excellence in advocacy and jurisprudence on behalf of consumers in British Columbia. Together, we strive to: protect the rights of individuals, preserve the jury system, enhance trial practice, ensure access to the courts, advance the interests of innocent parties, and maintain judicial integrity and independence.
In general, members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC) tend to represent individuals rather than corporations, governments or other large entities. Our voluntary membership base is 1400 people strong, with lawyers practicing throughout the province in a variety of areas. TLABC was founded in 1980, and has operated as a registered not-for-profit society for more than 30 years. As our mission statement attests, TLABC members are united with the goals of protecting the rights of individuals, ensuring access to the courts, preserving the jury system and maintaining the highest standards in legal education for the profession.