The Provincial Court of BC made history last week as the first court in Canada to hold a Twitter Town Hall. Lauded by participants and described as “an obvious success” by Vancouver Sun columnist Ian Mulgrew, the event even earned the Court the coveted social media status of ‘trending’ in Vancouver.
During reading break in February, 2016, judges of the Provincial and Supreme Courts in Kamloops took part in the Judge Shadowing program organized for students enrolled in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University.
B.C. Provincial Court judges’ contributions to their communities extend beyond provincial borders. On January 27, 2016, Judge Randall Callan delivered a webinar to students at the University of Ottawa.
Is there a question you’ve always wanted to ask the Chief Judge? You’ll have your chance during Law Week. The BC Provincial Court’s Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will host a live Twitter Town Hall on BC Law Day, April 14, 2016. You’re invited to participate in this unprecedented opportunity to chat with the Chief Judge on Twitter by using the hashtag #AskChiefJudge.
One minute you’re a lawyer – the next, you’re appointed a judge. You begin a new, very challenging career in a whirlwind, as soon as you can leave your law practice. What kind of orientation and training do you get to prepare for your new responsibilities?