BC

  • Courthouse hallway comments can cost lawyers in penalties

    Courthouse hallway comments can cost lawyers in penalties

    Apr 4, 2018

    While lawyers typically pick their words carefully in court, another British Columbia Court of Appeal decision underscores the need for caution when speaking outside the courtroom as well.

  • University of Victoria offers first combined Indigenous law degree

    University of Victoria offers first combined Indigenous law degree

    Mar 7, 2018

    The University of Victoria is launching a four-year law program said to be the first of its kind in the world that teaches both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law to students.

  • First budget from B.C. NDP injects cash into legal services

    First budget from B.C. NDP injects cash into legal services

    Feb 22, 2018

    The first full budget handed down by British Columbia’s New Democratic Party will provide much needed injections of funds to the province’s ailing legal community, but at the same time it draws blood from larger corporations and the real estate industry with new tax levies.

  • An (Imaginary) Dear John Letter

    Feb 20, 2018

    First off, John, neither the B.C. government nor any municipal government has the right to delay the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. That pipeline expansion has been approved by the federal government. Moreover, B.C. does not have the right to determine what sort of petroleum product is shipped in the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline. Your action to delay the Trans Mountain construction is unconstitutional.