BC Court Visit - Online Booking

The Justice Education Society offers a range of programs for group visitors to BC courts. Our most popular half-day series includes Court Orientation, Court Watching, and a judge or lawyer session. Select the program items suitable to your group and our staff will work to develop an itinerary that is sure to be memorable.

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COURT VISIT

  Court orientations

Court orientations provide an introduction to BC’s court system: how it works, why it is important and the legal terms and concepts used in court. The sessions are led by Justice Education Society (JES) or court staff.

  Courtwatching

Participants go to courtrooms to watch real trials in progress and observe the roles of justice system professionals: judges, lawyers, sheriffs and court clerks. Participants may also see witnesses and the accused in court.

SPEAKER SESSIONS (Select a maximum of two)

  Judge Session

Groups can meet a judge and ask them about their role and experience in the justice system. Participants learn how judges make decisions.

Please note: students should come prepared with questions for the Judge.

  Lawyer Session

Groups can meet a lawyer - either Crown or defence - and ask them about their role and experience in the justice system. Participants have the chance to discover the real work and responsibilities of being a lawyer.

Please note: students should come prepared with questions for the Lawyer.

  Sheriff Session

Groups can meet a sheriff and ask them about their role and experience in the justice system. Participants learn more about courthouse rules and procedures.

Please note: students should come prepared with questions for the Sheriff.