How did the removal of cabooses from Canadian trains end up benefitting the Provincial Court of BC? And how did it lead to a judge becoming a doctor?
The BC Provincial Court’s Small Claims Court usually deals with cases involving from $5,001 to $35,000. Larger claims generally go to the BC Supreme Court. It is possible to make a claim for more than $35,000 in Small Claims Court, but if you do you must abandon the amount over that limit.
Periodically the BC Provincial Court’s Criminal Law Committee offers a three day Criminal Law Boot Camp – an intense, interactive judicial education program designed for new judges whose work as lawyers involved other areas of law. Last month the judges attending the boot camp included some guests – three members of the Guyanese judiciary.
BC’s courthouses comprise a quirky collection of buildings, ranging from graceful 19th century edifices to soulless strip mall units. This is the second in a series of eNews articles featuring paintings that celebrate BC’s courthouses and the artists who have captured their character and spirit.
As Jane Austen might say, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that British Columbia has some very beautiful courthouses.” This fact inspired art enthusiast Judge Gregory Koturbash to begin a collection of paintings of BC Courthouses, and to take up a brush himself. This eNews article features some of his collection and the artists who painted them.