CPD 8: Publication Bans in Criminal Proceedings – In Court Practice

  • August 06, 2024

This practice direction is to improve the clarity of publication bans made in criminal proceedings, and the accuracy of court records documenting them. It will also make information about the terms and the duration of bans more accessible to parties and other interested people while the proceedings are taking place in the Court, as well as later when there is a reason to consult the court record.

B.C. appoints judicial justice to Provincial Court

  • July 16, 2024

The Government of British Columbia has appointed a new judicial justice to the Provincial Court to ensure timely and effective access to justice. The new judicial justice appointed to the Provincial Court, effective July 16, 2024, is John Douglas Jevning, KC.

2023 Judicial Council of BC Annual Report

  • July 09, 2024

The Judicial Council, who recommends candidates for judicial office, has just released their Annual Report 2023. The number of applications to become a Provincial Court judge doubled from 23 in 2022 to 46 in 2023.

Northern B.C. lawyer receives top honour for commitment to Indigenous justice

  • June 24, 2024

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch honoured Linda D. Locke, KC, a Hazelton-based lawyer, with the prestigious Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. This accolade, the most esteemed recognition granted by the Branch, was presented during the 38th annual Vancouver Bench & Bar Dinner.