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Uncommon Oaths

Have you ever heard of the chicken oath?

Generally speaking, when going to court as a witness, people are prepared to raise their right hands and swear an oath on a holy book to tell the truth. But this isn’t the only way to do it.


A century ago, ...

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Quicklaw Roll-Out Continued...

...and completed!

Back in March we were excited to announce that we licensed Quicklaw (LexisNexis Canada) for clients to use in our Vancouver, Victoria and regional libraries. At the time, we mentioned that when we were satisfied with its performance and value for clients, we would hopefully continue the rollout ...

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BC Courts Unveil 24 Information Packages for the Self-Represented

Access to Justice. It's attracted plenty of attention lately, although not in a "good news story" sort of way, regrettably.

BC Court of Appeal Chief Justice Lance Finch called it the "elephant in the room", and Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin warned of the "very ...

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