Native Courtworkers have been a helping hand to justice for the past 45 years - connecting BC clients and communities to the justice system. They strengthen the system’s ability to be fair and effective for Indigenous people and make the system more efficient.
Find out what the 30 Native Courtworkers providing services at 59 court locations in BC do - and what they don’t do.
A new project that gives BC’s children a voice in court could help judges dealing with difficult family law cases.
The Child and Youth Legal Centre opened its doors last October and provides legal representation, free to those who qualify, for young people who are experiencing problems related to family law, child protection, human rights and many other legal issues.
The Legal Services Society (LSS) has a variety of publications to help Aboriginal peoples in BC understand their legal rights. Several of their more recent publications focus on ‘Gladue rights’ and First Nations Court. In this eNews article, LSS describes its booklets and posters that provide information about Aboriginal legal rights.
The Office of the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of BC receives many enquiries about the same topics, so we came up with a way to give you quick answers to some of our most common questions.
People conducting family court trials without a lawyer face big challenges – not only are the legal procedures unfamiliar and intimidating, but the issues are vital and the people involved often feel very emotional. Being well-prepared can help you feel more confident and calm. Here are some steps that can help you to prepare to present your case effectively in family court.