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Posted to: Law | 10/05/2016

Police in Canada use polygraph tests in their investigations, but the results generally cannot be used as evidence in court. Courts have found polygraph results to be unnecessary, unreliable, and risky as evidence in criminal trials, although the law is not quite so clear in family matters.

Posted to: Law | 03/05/2016

When asked to choose the court decision they found most interesting and significant two UBC law students serving as interns in the Provincial Court selected the same Supreme Court of Canada case. Can you guess what case they chose?

Posted to: Judges | 26/04/2016

BC Provincial Court judges spent evenings and weekends meeting the public in a variety of Law Week activities earlier this month. Around the province there was a distinct Star Wars theme to some of the activities.

Posted to: Court, Judges | 19/04/2016

The Provincial Court of BC made history last week as the first court in Canada to hold a Twitter Town Hall. Lauded by participants and described as “an obvious success” by Vancouver Sun columnist Ian Mulgrew, the event even earned the Court the coveted social media status of ‘trending’ in Vancouver.

Posted to: Judges | 12/04/2016

During reading break in February, 2016, judges of the Provincial and Supreme Courts in Kamloops took part in the Judge Shadowing program organized for students enrolled in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University.

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