For the past 20 years the Provincial Court of BC has been a strong champion of a unique workshop offering lawyers honest, personalized feedback on their courtroom work from judges and senior counsel. In July, BC lawyers will once again have the chance to practise their skills on their feet in a real courtroom and improve them with guidance from experienced colleagues and judges.
The Canadian Judicial Council wants to hear it! The Canadian Judicial Council is a federal body with a mandate to improve the quality of judicial service in the superior courts of Canada. It is also responsible for reviewing complaints or allegations about federally appointed judges.
How did the removal of cabooses from Canadian trains end up benefitting the Provincial Court of BC? And how did it lead to a judge becoming a doctor?
You sometimes hear people say that our judges and courts aren’t accountable, but that’s not true. Both individual judges and the courts they serve in are accountable for their decisions and actions in many ways.
On June 23, 2018 Bill Veenstra, President of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC), awarded its President’s Medal to Justice Thomas Crabtree, former Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of BC, for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the administration of justice in British Columbia.