Updated June 2021 - Available as a podcast!
The BC Provincial Court announced today that it has published an illustrated guide to the Court and the rule of law to help journalists and the public understand its work.
Until you’re confronted with a legal problem, you probably don’t pay too much attention to talk about access to justice. But legal issues are part of our everyday lives and we’re all likely to encounter them sooner or later. Starting a job, renting an apartment, paying bills, living common law or getting married, thinking about a will – these are all common events that affect our legal health.
Note: Since May 2020, conferences in family and small claims matters are being conducted by telephone, audio- or video-conference. See Virtual conferences and hearings (by phone or video) for more information.
In Canada, an accused in a criminal matter has the right to a trial in whichever of Canada’s two official languages is their language. The B.C. Provincial Court provides criminal trials in French or in both official languages for French-speaking accused persons. This week’s eNews explains the law governing French trials, and how they work in British Columbia.