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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.
Everyone agrees the practice of law is changing. To help them keep up with or ahead of change, Courthouse Libraries BC is asking BC lawyers to answer just a few questions about the current nature of their work, their information needs, and how change is affecting their practice.
Canada has two official languages - English and French. The Canadian Criminal Code guarantees anyone charged with a criminal offence the right to be tried by a judge (or jury, in the case of Supreme Court jury trials) who speaks the official language of Canada that is his or her language.
This summer, Canada’s first Intervention K-9, Caber, made his first appearance in BC Supreme Court. As reported in a previous eNews , Caber is an accredited Canine Assisted Intervention (CAI) dog who joined the Delta Police Victim Services team in 2010.
By joining the ranks of cutting-edge thinkers considering the future of the legal profession, Thompson Rivers University Law School (TRU) in Kamloops, BC hopes to offer its students an advantage in the volatile world they’ll enter as new lawyers. Lawyering in the 21st century, a third year elective course taught by Assistant Professor Katie Sykes, seems likely to do just that.