There’s no red carpet, monologue, or envelope-opening, but for people working in the field of public legal information the “Clawbies” – the Canadian Law Blogs Awards – are the equivalent of the Oscars. The Provincial Court of BC was delighted to learn on New Year’s Eve that it had been awarded not just one, but two 2019 Clawbies for its online communications.
Happy New Year! Last year’s eNews articles featuring paintings of BC courthouses and introducing their artists stimulated interest in this special genre. As a result, we’re able to share three more courthouse paintings – including one by a judge!
The modern Provincial Court of BC was born fifty years ago, when the first Provincial Court Act was passed in 1969.
Legal research guides are among the most popular items downloaded from the BC Provincial Court’s website. They explain how to find the laws and judges’ decisions that combine to make up Canadian law.
BC courts continued to expand their use of social media to interact with the public when the Provincial Court of BC’s Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie hosted the province’s Chief Justice, Robert Bauman, and Jennifer Muller, a former self-represented litigant (SRL), in a live Twitter Town Hall on October 28, 2019.