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Staffing, legal aid issues plaguing B.C. courtrooms: lawyers

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 9:21 AM | By Ian Burns

Concerns are being raised about the lack of sheriffs in British Columbia's courtrooms, a shortfall the provincial attorney general is promising to address. But a prominent criminal lawyer said staffing is only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to issues in B.C.'s judicial system.

Richard Fowler, Fowler Blok LawAttorney General David Eby told The Lawyer’s Daily the shortfall of sheriffs, who provide security in courtrooms and are also responsible for jury selection in the province, is among a number of challenges with court staffing the...