As of October 17, 2018, cannabis is no longer a “controlled substance” whose production, possession and sale in Canada are prohibited by the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. But that doesn’t mean there are no limits on growing, possessing, using and selling marijuana.
You sometimes hear people say that our judges and courts aren’t accountable, but that’s not true. Both individual judges and the courts they serve in are accountable for their decisions and actions in many ways.
There’s a new option for mediating family law disputes in British Columbia! It’s a pilot project of Access Pro Bono, the organization dedicated to delivering quality free legal services to people and non-profit groups with limited means. They are now offering eligible clients free mediation services to resolve their family law disputes.
Going to court can be a nerve-wracking experience, and even a frightening one, but knowing what to expect can make it a little less painful. To help you prepare to go to court, BC Provincial Court judges and judicial justices have written a series of articles describing what happens at various types of proceedings in Provincial Court and offering suggestions on how to prepare for them.
BC's inaugural Access to Justice Week will take place from September 29 to October 5, 2018 with events in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Victoria. A2J Week is being led by BC’s three law schools - Allard Law School at the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law - and aims to do two things: