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B.C. bar, top judge seek speedier federal judge appointments

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:19 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Every Monday for the past five months or so, British Columbia Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has asked some lawyers and litigants scheduled to be heard that week to come to his courtroom so he can inform them in person that regrettably, due to judicial vacancies at the busy trial court, their trials and chambers applications must be postponed — with all of the wasted time, money and energy that will entail.

Bill Veenstra, president of the CBA’s B.C. branch“I think he figured it was...