Most professions expect their members to stay abreast of the knowledge that is relevant to their work. It is no different in judging.
The Provincial Court of British Columbia now operates First Nations Courts in four B.C. communities.
The BC Provincial Court’s Northern Region is serviced by 17 judges working in 31 communities spread over an area the size of Alberta.
The Provincial Court’s Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver (DTCV) was the second court of its kind to open in Canada.
People are often more satisfied with outcomes they agree on than with decisions imposed by a third party, even when the third party is a judge.