Lawyers, would you like the opportunity to receive honest, personalized feedback on your courtroom work from senior counsel and judges? An upcoming workshop offers the chance to practise on your feet in a real courtroom and take your advocacy skills to the next level.
How do you get a child support or spousal support order if the other parent or spouse lives outside BC? And how do you have an existing support order changed if the other party doesn’t live here?
“The Elder began by performing a smudge ceremony, easing the circle into a sense of connectedness. She then shared a bit about herself: her 12 years of residential school; the loss of her brother to suicide; her career as a registered nurse, working in psychiatric care; and her commitment to the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference.”
Tom Crabtree—formerly the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of B.C. and newly appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of B.C.—is known not only for his great accomplishments but also his abiding common touch and modesty.
Judges pounding gavels in courtroom dramas, pictures of gavels illustrating news stories - you see them everywhere! But in Canada it’s “fake news” because our judges don’t use – and have never used - gavels.
This eNews attempts to unravel the gavel myth, its sources, and what we can do about it.