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Retired judge Brent Hoy has been described as “a gracious and humble trail-blazer” and “a model for the pan-Asian legal community”. A keynote speech he gave last fall at the BC Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers’ gala was very well-received – comments on it included “wise”, “richly insightful” and “beyond inspiring”.
BC lawyers no longer have to visit a courthouse in person to see Provincial Court records in family matters – they can now access these court records digitally with just a few clicks! This digital access will increase convenience and speed of delivery for lawyers while reducing workload for court registry staff.
How does it work?
Canada’s traditional family justice system - with its adversarial culture and its single-minded focus on legal solutions – has tended to escalate hostility and create harmful stress for family members. Issues dealt with in our courts include parental separation and divorce, child abuse and neglect, and intimate partner violence.
Here are some of the week’s highlights – online sessions offer something for everyone, and it’s all free!
In September, Chief Judge Gillespie gave a speech welcoming the Faculty of Law Class of 2025 at Thompson Rivers University. Her “Ten things to think about” were so well received that eNews persuaded her to let us share them.
“Congratulations and welcome to the next new and exciting academic and personal journey in your life.