Interesting: Alberta courts are doing away with the title Masters in Chambers, on the grounds the term is outdated and sexist. …
Thought it was weird/outdated 30 years ago when I started in the profession. Referring to another lawyer (usually male back then) as “Master” creeped me out. I don’t like having to say “M’Lord” and “M’Lady” either. Time to change this too, & robing.
Court of Queen’s Bench of [email protected]_Alberta Aug 30, 2022:
On September 1, the title of Master in Chambers at #ABQB changes to Applications Judge. For more on this change and the importance of inclusive language in our Justice System, see the video featuring Chief Justice Moreau and Applications Judge Birkett:
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Amazing! BC Court of Appeal and BC Supreme Court move into the present, announcing: “The use of the terms ‘My Lord’, ‘My Lady’, ‘Your Lordship’, and ‘Your Ladyship’ is to be avoided.” Will Alberta Courts vacate the cave next? I doubt it.