A: Yes, this is a thing. Lawyers are provided free of charge by the Society of Children and Youth of BC. A lawyer can be appointed for two reasons: to obtain the child’s evidence or to represent them in all aspects of the litigation, including cross-examining witnesses. Its a relatively new thing. A child lawyer can be a cost effective and expedient way of putting a child’s evidence between the court. It is much easier to have a child lawyer appointed for the purpose of obtaining a child’s evidence than for all purposes.
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