Going to court can be a nerve-wracking experience, and even a frightening one, but knowing what to expect can make it a little less painful. To help you prepare to go to court, BC Provincial Court judges and judicial justices have written a series of articles describing what happens at various types of proceedings in Provincial Court and offering suggestions on how to prepare for them.
BC's inaugural Access to Justice Week will take place from September 29 to October 5, 2018 with events in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Victoria. A2J Week is being led by BC’s three law schools - Allard Law School at the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law - and aims to do two things:
The clothes Canadian judges wear while working are certainly distinctive – long black robes whose trim colour and design vary according to the court. But have you ever wondered why Canadian judges wear robes?
Want to use the internet in the public spaces in a BC courthouse? The Court Services Branch of BC’s Ministry of Justice reports that it has completed the project begun in 2015 to install WiFi services in courthouses around the province.
A woman comes into a legal aid office asking for help — she wants her husband, who no longer lives with her and the kids, to stop harassing her. She explains that he makes threats, and while they were still living together, he assaulted her and wouldn’t let her see her family or get a job. She took the children to a woman’s shelter.