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154 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE rious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” Victoria Butterfly Garden says: “Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities”. Schillings, a firm of solicitors in London, England, has told its lawyer members not to expect to work for more than two days a week in the firm’s office. The firm will no longer have “fixed” desks. A desk booking system enables lawyers to identify the desks at which they want to work at any given time. A new coffee shop has been built called “the hub”, which it is hoped will encourage staff to “create accidental interactions”. Peter A. Juk, Q.C., was appointed as an Acting Assistant Deputy Minister with the title Acting Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice. The Ski Hill Property Valuation Regulation, B.C. Reg. 291/2007, was amended. Hotel Butterfly is located in Zermatt, near the Matterhorn. J. Dean Readman was reappointed as a public member to the board of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia for a term ending December 31, 2017. In England the Civil Justice Council, backed by the Master of the Rolls, has called for the creation of an eBay dispute resolution–style online court to resolve claims of up to £25,000. It is hoped that civil disputes of modest value and complexity can be resolved without the disproportionate cost of legal representation. Cases are to be handled in three stages: (1) an automated, interactive online process to identify the issues and lodge documentary evidence, followed by (2) conciliation and case management by case officers, and then (3) resolution by a judge. The judge will take an inquisitorial, problem-solving approach and, unless a hearing is required to test credibility, the matter will be decided without a physical hearing. This has been tried before. The Michigan Cyber Court was created in 2002, but it failed, it is said, because it was ahead of its time. R. Michael Tourigny was reappointed as a member of the board of Vancouver Community College for a term ending December 31, 2018.


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