On the evening of May 22nd the North Vancouver Indigenous Court (formerly First Nations Court) held a celebration to mark the Court’s 7th anniversary and honour some of the people who have contributed to its success. During the event, the importance of the participation of the elders who sit with the court was recognized.
Starting on September 4, 2019, Access Pro Bono will begin its 12th annual series of free outdoor legal advice clinics for low-income British Columbians. Under the banner of ‘Pro Bono Going Public’, 130 volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice in public squares in Vancouver, Surrey and Kelowna while calling attention to BC's access to justice crisis.
The Judicial Council of BC is looking for qualified applicants interested in part time adjudication work as a judicial justice of the BC Provincial Court. British Columbia’s judicial justices are judicial officers who exercise authority under various provincial and federal laws.
Lower mainland lawyers are offering free mediation services to some families with family law disputes at the Richmond and Robson Square courthouses. If you do not reach an agreement at a Family Case Conference and you meet certain criteria, the judge may refer you to this free service.
Retired Provincial Court judge Ernie Quantz was honoured during Mental Health Week 2019 for his work to support people with mental health and substance use challenges.