British Columbia's Supreme Court is trailing behind other courts in the province in terms of gender balance, despite the federal justice department’s proclamation that in 2017, it made 100 judicial appointments nationally, of which half were women.
British Columbia is considered the most regressive jurisdiction in Canada for mental health detention and involuntary psychiatric treatment, with many practices violating individual human rights, according to a report released by the Community Legal Assistance Society of B.C.
There is an old proverb that “the mills of the gods grind slowly.” It seems especially apt when considering the delivery of legal services to northern communities in Canada’s Prairie provinces.
Stereotyping and discrimination exists within the British Columbia legal community as lawyers attending the Law Society of B.C.'s Truth and Reconciliation symposium Nov. 23 heard from indigenous lawyers who have been mistaken in court for the accused, and who faced barriers getting access to court resources.
Kayla Cardinal Lafrance found it easy to make the choice to register for the University of Ottawa’s French Law Practice Program. She wanted to focus on her studies first then figure out which area she’d like to specialize in.
Lawyer Peter German, a former deputy commissioner of both the RCMP and Correctional Service Canada has been appointed by B.C. Attorney General David Eby to carry out a review of the gaming industry, with the focus on the Lower Mainland casinos.
A Thompson Rivers University law professor says that privacy acts can be effective tools for lawyers attempting to help innocent individuals ensnared by vigilante groups such as Creep Catcher, which outs suspected pedophiles by posting their video and personal information on the internet.