In order to provide people around the province with access to justice Provincial Court judges hold court in more than 80 locations in British Columbia. In smaller communities the number of cases doesn’t require a full time court, so judges travel there regularly.
A recent column in the Ottawa Citizen raised some interesting issues – both ethical and legal.
The Court Services Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Justice (CSB) has partnered with an internet service provider to offer free WiFi service in many B.C. courthouses.
The Provincial Court Scheduling Project got underway in 2011 when the Court began researching how to improve the way it scheduled trials. Provincial Court judges wanted to shorten the time people had to wait for trials and avoid disruptive delays once trials began.