Are you French-speaking or bilingual and eligible to be a juror? If so, B.C.'s court services invites you to put your name on its French-language jury list. All eligible B.C. voters are already listed on the general jury list.
Adding your name to the French-language jury list involves going online to www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/jury_duty/info/french-trials. htm and moving your name from the general jury list to the list for French-language trials, according to a press release from JusticeBC.
Since 1990, Francophone people charged with a crime in B.C. have been entitled to be tried by a judge and jury who speak French.
The ministry is recruiting French-speaking British Columbians to add to the New Westminster court list and to potentially make it possible to hold French-language jury trials elsewhere in B.C.
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