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Posted to: Court, Judges, Other Topics | 18/07/2017

In law school, students learn to understand and use legal terminology that can convey a legal principle in just a few words. As they become expert at legal jargon, they find using it quicker and clearer than trying to explain things accurately using ordinary language and simple terms. Why then, should lawyers and judges spend the time and effort to use plain language?

Because …

Posted to: Other Topics | 13/06/2017

Lawyers! Have you ever wanted to receive honest, personalized feedback from senior counsel and judges in order to take your courtroom advocacy skills to the next level? This is your chance!

Posted to: Court, Other Topics | 07/03/2017

Visitors to the area at Highway 10 and 144th Street in Surrey will have noticed major construction underway beside the courthouse since September 2016, and wondered what’s being built. Well, the project involves renovation of the courthouse built in 1991 and a three-storey addition to it.

Posted to: Other Topics | 21/02/2017

In the fall of 2013 a small group gathered in a Gastown meeting room. They were all lawyers who had worked for years trying to make BC’s justice system work better for families.

Posted to: Other Topics | 13/12/2016

The BC Provincial Court welcomes the development of apps to increase access to justice for Provincial Court users. It’s no secret that many British Columbians encounter significant barriers to obtaining justice through the courts. Mobile and web-based apps offer exciting opportunities to reduce those barriers, but they also present risks that must be addressed.

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