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Posted to: Court, Help | 13/12/2017

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.

Posted to: Other Topics | 05/12/2017

Opening a new specialized court takes long and intensive planning and preparation by a lot of people and organizations. So it was fitting that the official opening of the Nicola Valley Indigenous Court on October 10, 2017 was marked by a ceremony at the Shulus Arbour on the lands of the Lower Nicola Band, near Merritt, involving some of those people.

Posted to: Other Topics | 21/11/2017

Retired judge Tom Smith shares the story of his return to the Arctic in an icebreaker five decades after serving there as a young constable, and what he found.

Posted to: Help | 07/11/2017

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.

Posted to: Other Topics | 24/10/2017

People appeared without lawyers in BC Provincial Court 134,358 times in 2016/17. These “self-represented litigants” or “SRLs” face huge challenges that lawyers need to understand, but they also provide opportunities for lawyers to fulfill needs that aren’t being met.

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