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Posted to: Court | 14/02/2023

Opened in 1914 and constructed in the imposing Classical Revival style, the Vernon Law Courts is one of BC’s older courthouses. Since 2019, it has been undergoing necessary renovation including repairing flood damage, remediating the structural foundation, upgrading the roof and electrical system, and rebuilding cells and courtrooms.

Posted to: Court | 17/01/2023

The BC Provincial Court’s annual reports are fact-filled summaries of the last fiscal year, presented in a colourful, readable format, as part of the Court’s commitment to transparency and accountability. They include caseload and operational performance statistics, judges’ and judicial justices’ demographics, responses to complaints, and more.

Posted to: Court | 03/01/2023

Each year since 2006 the Canadian Law Blogs Awards have honoured “the very best Canadian online legal content”. The awards began with blogs. But as free online legal content appeared in new formats each year, “the Clawbies” expanded to include those formats. The 2022 awards cover Canadian legal blogs, podcasts, videos, social media, longer publications, and novel legal information projects.

Posted to: Court | 25/10/2022

The BC Provincial Court’s administrative structure recognizes the unique characteristics and needs of five different geographic regions in a province with an area of 944,735 square kilometres.

Posted to: Court, Other Topics | 13/09/2022

The BC Provincial Court’s Interior Region stretches from Princeton to the Alberta border and from Golden to the US border. Judges and judicial justices sit in 21 court locations in this region, as well as in two virtual bail courts where all participants appear by video or telephone. Maintaining court operations throughout the region has posed particular challenges in the last 18 months.

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