B.C. Provincial Court judges’ contributions to their communities extend beyond provincial borders. On January 27, 2016, Judge Randall Callan delivered a webinar to students at the University of Ottawa.
Is there a question you’ve always wanted to ask the Chief Judge? You’ll have your chance during Law Week. The BC Provincial Court’s Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will host a live Twitter Town Hall on BC Law Day, April 14, 2016. You’re invited to participate in this unprecedented opportunity to chat with the Chief Judge on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskChiefJudge.
One of the most notable features of any British Columbia courtroom is the large coat of arms on the wall behind the judge’s bench. Unlike courts in many other Canadian provinces, all of the courts in our province have traditionally displayed the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, the official coat of arms of the British monarch.
In a unique program developed by the Provincial Court of BC and UBC’s Allard School of Law, students spend a term interning in the Court. As they conduct legal research for and are mentored by judges, they gain perspectives that enrich their understanding of the court system and their communities. Accompanying a judge on a circuit court is a highlight of each student’s term with the Court.
One minute you’re a lawyer – the next, you’re appointed a judge. You begin a new, very challenging career in a whirlwind, as soon as you can leave your law practice. What kind of orientation and training do you get to prepare for your new responsibilities?