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Posted to: Help | 23/05/2017

Are you looking for information about a legal issue? Or do you advise people seeking legal information? If you’re looking online the sheer volume of information can seem overwhelming and stressful. Where should you go to find legal information? And what should you read first?

Posted to: Help | 16/05/2017

A legal consultation is like a good night’s sleep. You may not know if or when you’ll have one, but there’s no doubt having one will help you face what lies ahead. However, many people worry they can’t afford the cost of consulting a lawyer about a legal problem. There are low-cost legal resources available, but if you don’t know how to find them it could lead to even bigger legal problems.

Posted to: Judges | 09/05/2017

US President Donald Trump made news by tweeting an attack on a judge who ruled against the federal government when several American states challenged his first travel ban in court. Trump was widely criticized for his reaction – not for disagreeing with the ruling, but for undermining respect for the justice system, and for the role of the courts in a democratic system.

Posted to: Court | 02/05/2017

Do you enjoy watching Law and Order or The Good Wife? Real proceedings in Canadian courts aren’t quite like the ones portrayed on those TV shows, but they can be both interesting – even dramatic - and educational. Why not visit your local courthouse to see what’s going on?

This eNews explains what to expect if you’d like to watch Provincial Court in action.

Posted to: Judges | 25/04/2017

Imagine you’re a judge writing reasons for judgment in a trial where a witness testified the accused person swore and shouted obscenities at witnesses. Do you quote the bad language?

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