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Last fall, more than a dozen editors and journalists from BC’s northern region met with Provincial Court judges for the second in a series of regional media workshops offered by the Court. The meeting yielded not just a valuable exchange of information and perspectives, but a new educational opportunity for BC media.
It can be hard to find a lawyer in a small rural community. Many BC towns have a shortage of lawyers or are projected to have a shortage in the coming years. But smaller communities offer BC lawyers economic advantages including more affordable housing, easy access to recreational activities, and opportunities in the practice of law that may not be available in larger cities.
Updated June 2022
There will not be a Family Settlement Conference in every case, but if a judge orders or directs that there be a family settlement conference, a judge will meet with the parties to a family court dispute (and lawyers, if parties have them) to help them talk about resolving the dispute.
Each fall and spring, the Provincial Court of BC welcomes students from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as interns. Since 2007, the Court and the law school have partnered in Canada’s only Judicial Externship Program, in which final-year students earn academic credits as they spend a term working with judges.