This guidebook will give you some instructions on how to start an action by notice of civil claim in the BC Supreme Court. It contains information about choosing the correct court, the time limits that apply to your case, and how to prepare, file, and serve your court documents.
Staying Curious: Restorative Practices in Schools provides viewers with a unique opportunity to learn about restorative justice practices and how they can be adapted in schools. The DVD includes clips from a two-day training session and interviews with Vancouver students involved in bringing restorative justices practices to their school.
SurvivingthePast.ca is a website that looks at the history and nature of institutional child abuse in Canada. It shows us how survivors are naming the abuse and restoring dignity in their lives and communities. Topics include Understanding Institutional Child Abuse, Options for Dealing with Abuse and Resources.
The purpose of a Case Planning Conference (CPC) is to bring the parties together early in the litigation to talk about how the case will proceed. A CPC is not mandatory, but may be requested by the court or either party when the pleadings are completed. These conferences, held by a judge or master, will ensure that cases keep moving forward in a way that is consistent with the proportionality principle. (The number and length of legal processes allowed is proportionate to the amount involved, the importance of the issues in dispute, and the complexity of the case).
This multimedia website helps students learn about BC justice issues. Students integrate videos, images and text to create videos that explain their view on a justice issue. Teachers can modify supplied lesson plans to deliver instruction that is customized to meet their needs. Research. Write. Make a Movie. You're in the Director's Chair!
This case provides an excellent look into civil law and negligence. Designed for Law 12 as well as university and college students taking law courses, this entertaining video helps students understand the role of the courts in making laws. Download a teacher’s guide and watch the video.
The final stage in an action (a proceeding started with a notice of civil claim) is the trial. The trial is your opportunity to go before a judge and possibly a jury,
and tell your story by presenting evidence in court. This guidebook provides a general overview of the procedures for the trial process and what you need to
do to prepare for a trial.
TV on Trial examines whether cameras should be allowed in Canadian courtrooms. Produced in partnership with CBC News and hosted by Ian Hanomansing, two BC lawyers make the case for each side by cross-examining high profile "witnesses" and arguing their point for or against cameras in court. A Teacher's Guide is also available.
Are you a victim of or witness to a crime in British Columbia? VictimsInfo.ca will give you the resources and information you need to deal with the consequences of crime. Topics include Services for Victims, Reporting a Crime, Criminal Charges, Going to Court and Sentencing.