eNews: Court

Posted to: Court | 01/11/2016

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.

Posted to: Court | 25/10/2016

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.

Posted to: Court | 11/10/2016

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

Posted to: Court, Judges | 04/10/2016

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.

Posted to: Court | 27/09/2016

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.