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BRITISH COLUMBIA JUSTICE SUMMITS
Justice Summits are convened by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of British Columbia, at least once a year, to facilitate innovation in, and collaboration across, the justice and public safety sector.
On the conclusion of its deliberations, a Justice Summit must report to the Minister on the outcome of those deliberations. By agreement between the executive and judicial branches of government, the report of the Justice Summit is simultaneously submitted to the Chief Justice of British Columbia, to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia.
Download the 2013 Second Justice Summit Report Download PDF
First Nations Court Opening Ceremony in Duncan
The Duncan First Nations Court Opening Ceremony took place on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Attendees included: Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Q.C., Deputy Minister Richard Fyfe, Q.C., Assistant Deputy Minister of Court Services Kevin Jardine, Chief Judge T. Crabtree, Judge Adrian Brooks, Judge Marion Buller-Bennett (FNC presiding Judge), Judge Josiah Wood, Regional Crown John Labossiere, Director of Aboriginal Programs Susan Hendricks, RCMP, local MPs and surrounding First Nations’ Chief and Council.
First Nations Court (FNC) is a judge-initiated sentencing project to address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system. FNC has been in operation since May of 2013 and has local Elders who share traditional teachings while making recommendations to the court during the sentencing process.
Clicklaw has contributed wills related resources
For Make-a-Will Week (April 6-12, 2015), they have compiled a list of wills-related resources for various audiences: http://bit.ly/CLBCwills