Formal Welcoming Ceremony

  • January 31, 2012

The Honourable Madam Justice Anne MacKenzie will be formally welcomed to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom 60 of the Vancouver Law Courts.

Prosecutor appointed to Queen's counsel

  • January 09, 2012

A Crown prosecutor cited in 2010 for his work on the Alexa Middelaer case added another honour to his belt last month – a Queen’s counsel appointment.

Federal Child Support Guidelines

  • January 04, 2012

Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines to update the Child Support Tables came into force on December 31, 2011.

Notice to the Profession

  • January 04, 2012

The Honourable Chief Justice Lance Finch is pleased to advise that there will be a formal ceremony to welcome the Honourable Madam Justice Anne MacKenzie to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Crime bill draws dissent

  • December 01, 2011

Legislation making its way through Parliament could tip the scales of justice toward harsher penalties, causing some groups concern about imbalance in sentencing.

Judge sounds alarm over funding

  • November 25, 2011

The chief justice of B.C.'s Supreme Court has issued a rare call for his colleagues to speak out against funding cuts that he says threaten the province's entire judicial system.

Bar makes business case for restoring legal aid funding

  • November 14, 2011

Restoring legal aid funding to levels in place a decade ago will not only make the justice system fairer but deliver a bigger bang for the taxpayer’s buck, says the president of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA-BC).