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This month, Courthouse Libraries BC (“CLBC”) will add a new initiative to the wide array of services it provides to lawyers and the public – a program to connect junior lawyers to mentorship opportunities.
Lawyers, would you like the opportunity to receive honest, personalized feedback on your courtroom work from senior counsel and judges? An upcoming workshop offers the chance to practise on your feet in a real courtroom and take your advocacy skills to the next level.
Judges pounding gavels in courtroom dramas, pictures of gavels illustrating news stories - you see them everywhere! But in Canada it’s “fake news” because our judges don’t use – and have never used - gavels.
This eNews attempts to unravel the gavel myth, its sources, and what we can do about it.
Visitors to courts around BC were greeted by staff in hockey jerseys on #JerseyDay, Thursday April 12, 2018. Court Registry staff wore jerseys to pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos’ players and families and show their support for all those affected by last week’s tragic event.
BC Provincial Court Judicial Justice Carol Roberts was honoured for a second time with appointment to the ad hoc division of the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – the body responsible for hearing any legal disputes that arose during, or in the ten days before, this winter’s Olympic Games.