British Columbia’s third Justice Summit recently wound up two days of meetings at UBC that focused on the topic of “family justice”.
This year’s summit brought together “about 70 justice leaders from the judiciary, legal profession, dispute resolution organizations, community agencies involved with family justice services, the academic community and the Ministry of Justice”.
The Summit concentrated on B.C.’s family justice system, its performance and strategic direction. Participants discussed such topics as how to better serve family justice system users, encourage out-of-court dispute resolution and measure the system’s performance.
A report detailing these discussions is due next month, to be delivered to Attorney General and Justice Minister Suzanne Anton and the Chief Justices and Chief Judge of B.C.’s three courts.