French-Speaking Jury Trials
Francophone accused persons have the right to be tried by a judge and jury who speak French. French-speaking jury trials are very rare in B.C. – on average, there’s only one each year.
It’s important to ensure the French-speaking juror list is updated, so that French-language jury trials can be provided when directed by the Court.
French-speaking British Columbians can request that their name is entered in the database used for summoning individuals for French-speaking trials. The information you provide will be kept confidential.