Although more and more judges and lawyers are trying to use plain language instead of legal jargon, you may still hear them use unfamiliar terms to describe the parts of a courtroom.
The three British Columbia Courts have jointly issued an updated statement about the wearing of face masks or face coverings in all courthouses. It says that:
A new approach to resolving family disputes in BC Provincial Court is being implemented in Surrey and Victoria on December 7, 2020. It makes trying to resolve disputes by agreement the first step in the court process, rather than just an alternative to court. It also recognizes the importance of assessing each family’s needs and helping them navigate court procedures when those are needed.
This eNews has been updated and replaced by Updated joint Courts’ statement on face masks or face coverings, posted November 26, 2020.
Last fall, more than a dozen editors and journalists from BC’s northern region met with Provincial Court judges for the second in a series of regional media workshops offered by the Court. The meeting yielded not just a valuable exchange of information and perspectives, but a new educational opportunity for BC media.