Nine years ago this month, the Provincial Court of B.C. began a First Nations’ Court in New Westminster. Several factors came together to prompt its creation.
There is little flexibility in trial procedure in criminal courts, but in small claims court judges may sometimes adjust trial procedures to ensure that people without a lawyer ar
Most professions expect their members to stay abreast of the knowledge that is relevant to their work. It is no different in judging.
The media play a crucial role in our democratic system when they report on what happens in court. The Supreme Court of Canada has said,
The Provincial Court of B. C. is playing a role in an important project undertaken by the Justice Education Society of B.C. (JES) in Guyana.