Perhaps because Judicial Case Managers don’t wear judicial robes, or because they also perform trial scheduling duties in an office environment, some people - both lawyers and non-lawyers - are confused about how they should behave in proceedings before them.
A Commonwealth country on the north coast of South America with a population of about 800,000, Guyana has a Magistrates Court with criminal law responsibilities similar to those of our Provincial Court.
You filed a Notice of Claim (if you’re suing someone) or a Reply (if you’re being sued) in Small Claims Court and now you’ve received a notice that you have to attend a Settlement Conference at the courthouse. What happens at a Provincial Court Settlement Conference? How should you prepare?
What to expect
As Associate Chief Judges Gurmail Gill and Nancy Phillips returned to full-time sitting duties earlier this year, they were replaced by two judges who bring strong administrative, consensus- building and communications skills to the Court’s administrative team.
Last spring seven criminal law students from the University of Victoria law school travelled to Duncan to attend a sitting of the BC Provincial Court’s First Nations Court. While there, the students were able to see six cases and the unique way those cases were treated by that court.