Online courts imminent

28 August 2013

In 2014, homeowners in Vancouver renovating their house will have access to a new way of sorting out problems about the quality of the job done. If there is an issue with the construction company hired, they can explain the problem online, in their own words, and follow a menu that will help them with a diagnosis. 

The Civil Resolution Tribunal will ensure a low cost and effective resolution of such disputes, based on a law that establishes principles of collaborative forms of adjudication, instead of litigation on an adversarial basis. This is but one example of a major trend: courts are moving their services online.