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B.C. judge to host second Twitter Town Hall

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:04 PM | By John Chunn

The Provincial Court of British Columbia will hold its second Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, April 6, as part of B.C.’s Law Week 2017. From 2-4 p.m. EDT, Provincial Court Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will answer questions tweeted to #AskChiefJudge.

Find out why the court is repeating this event and what the judge hopes to achieve.

During Law Week in April 2016, the B.C. provincial court held Canada’s first court Twitter Town Hall. Over a two-hour period Chief Judge Crabtree tweeted 100 answers to 72 tweeted questions on topics ranging from his thoughts on night courts and mandatory mediation to the court’s trial scheduling reform, First Nations courts and even what book he was reading.

Participants included people with legal problems, law school students and faculty, lawyers and members of organizations involved in the criminal and civil justice system.

The chief judge’s responses to participants’ questions and comments included both his thoughts distilled to 140 characters (the limits of a Twitter tweet) and links to helpful articles and resources.