I suppose if it were possible and to be more fancy, there might be a way for people to select what they want disclosed. Ie, do you want to hide your name? What about your municipality? What about your year joining? Or perhaps these can be personal settings that can be adjusted.
Another idea could be, if this is primarily about discussions, have another drop down. So you write your post, select the dropdown for topic area, then select a dropdown for court location. An anonymous lawyer asking about a procedure in Peace River, for example, may not have to be assumed to be practicing there.
One thing I think of is that this site might be a little Edmonton heavy right now. If you disclose municipality, I wonder if this starts increasing a skew towards one municipality contributing more than others.
A last thought is to make it less about municipalities, and more about judicial districts.
023 months ago
Dawn Nelson Dawn L. Nelson, Barrister & Solicitor Edmonton, Alberta
I agree that specifying judicial district might be the way to go.
This anonymous feature is fantastic. However, having a court location would aid in triaging the specific concerns that a given court site is experiencing. There will also be less posts for those who do not attend courts in that judicial district.