Nicholas Bala, Author at LawNow Magazine
Nicholas Bala

About Nicholas Bala

Nicholas Bala is a Professor of Law at Queen's University. He is a leading international authority on legal issues related to families and children, including the role of children in the courts, high conflict separations and parental alienation, domestic violence and juvenile justice. Much of his research is interdisciplinary and collaborative.

Children Witnesses in the Criminal Courts: Recognizing Competence and Assessing Credibility

Until the late 1980s, the justice system in Canada regarded children as inherently unreliable and their rare appearances in court were often extremely stressful. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the awareness of child abuse and growing recognition that children can be highly reliable witnesses, if questioned appropriately.  There have been legal reforms […]

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Nicholas Bala
Nicholas Bala
Nicholas Bala is a Professor of Law at Queen's University. He is a leading international authority on legal issues related to families and children, including the role of children in the courts, high conflict separations and parental alienation, domestic violence and juvenile justice. Much of his research is interdisciplinary and collaborative.
 


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