An Update from Chief Justice Hinkson on Civil and Family Matters in the Supreme Court (WEBINAR LINK) 

Jun. 15, 2020
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Expanding Access, MS Teams and Virtual Hearings, and Recovery



The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Date: Monday, June 15, 2020  | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
CPD Hours: 1 Hour of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
This webinar is accredited for Practice Management.


Join Chief Justice Hinkson to learn:

  • the progress made in Supreme Court to continue and expand access to JCCs, TMCs, chambers, and trials
  • what counsel can do to prepare themselves and their clients for new processes such as MS Teams and virtual hearings
  • what preparations are underway for a recovery stage to address the backlog in chambers and trials.

The session will include a moderated Q&A session.


About Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson, Supreme Court of British Columbia

The Honourable Justice Christopher Hinkson is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia since November 8, 2013. He was previously appointed to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 2010 and the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2007.

Prior to becoming a judge, he practised with Harper Grey LLP (formerly Harper Grey Easton & Co.) for 31 years. He worked largely in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial litigation, human rights litigation and administrative law.

Chief Justice Hinkson obtained a Bachelor of Laws in 1975 from the University of British Columbia. He was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1976 and is a past member of the Yukon Territory Bar. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990 and was appointed Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.

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