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Posted to: Court | 12/12/2023

Three years ago this week, on December 11, 2020, the Williams Lake Indigenous Court held a “virtual soft opening” due to pandemic health measures. Provincial Court Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie spoke by video-conference, as did the BC premier, First Nations chiefs and elders, and community representatives.

Posted to: Court | 28/11/2023

The Law Society of BC is working with other groups to see whether access to justice can be improved by having non-lawyers provide competent and affordable legal services to people who aren’t otherwise getting legal help.

Posted to: Court | 31/10/2023

The BC Provincial Court now operates nine Indigenous sentencing courts in communities around the province. How do these courts get established?

It takes dedicated people and a lot of work!

Kamloops lawyer Graham Kay has been on development committees for several Indigenous courts. He describes the 4-year process to develop BC’s ninth criminal Indigenous court in Lillooet.

Posted to: Court, Other Topics | 03/10/2023

Lawyers in BC can now listen to recordings of Provincial Court adult criminal proceedings and access some adult criminal court records remotely, without leaving the office.

Posted to: Court | 19/09/2023

This summer the Duncan First Nations Court held an uplifting community celebration. There was a lot to celebrate. Not only does 2023 mark the Court’s 10th anniversary but this year saw the Court move to a new sitting location in the Cowichan Tribes’ building, Si'em Lelum.