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.
The Provincial Court of British Columbia now operates First Nations Courts in four B.C. communities.
The BC Provincial Court’s Northern Region is serviced by 17 judges working in 31 communities spread over an area the size of Alberta.