FACL BC Statement on Simmi K. Sandhu appointment as Chair of CRT
June 30, 2022
FACL BC congratulates Simmi K. Sandhu on her recent appointment as Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal. We are incredibly excited to see her appointed to a leadership position in our legal system.
The Civil Resolution Tribunal is Canada’s first online tribunal. It is relatively new, but deals with a significant number of legal issues that individuals encounter in their daily lives. It has jurisdiction over civil matters under $5,000, strata disputes, motor vehicle injury claims up to $50,000, and societies and cooperative association disputes.Overall, the CRT increases access to justice for claimants
FACL BC is heartened to see a South Asian woman of colour appointed to this influential position. Diversity in appointments allows decision makers to bring a range of experiences and perspectives to bear and allows decision makers to make better informed decisions, increases public confidence in their rulings and strengthens the administration of justice.