New First Nations Court

The BC Provincial Court joined First Nations and the wider community at the opening ceremony of the Nicola Valley Indigenous Court in October. More.
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2017-12-07 - R. v. Vaid
2017-12-07 - R. v. Alshehri
2017-11-30 - J.F.A. v. P.J.A.

News

December 13, 2017 - eNews - Check out our new Common Questions pages!

December 12, 2017 - Appointment of Judges Jahani and Whyte

December 08, 2017 - Time to Trial Report - Update (as at September 30, 2017)

December 05, 2017 - eNews - New first Nations Court opens in Nicola Valley

December 04, 2017 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (November 30, 2017)

November 30, 2017 - Condolences Judge Randall Callan

November 21, 2017 - eNews - My Great Arctic Reunion

November 9, 2017 - Amended Notice to the Profession & Public re: South Peace Family Mediation Options

November 7, 2017 - eNews - How to Prepare for a family court trial

November 3, 2017 - Retirement Announcement - Judge Threlfall

November 3, 2017 - Provincial Court Complement Report as at October 31, 2017

October 30, 2017 - Announcement - Appointment of Provincial Court Judges Boblin, Ormiston and Jette.

October 24, 2017 - eNews - Law Schools welcome SRLs at SRL Awareness Day

October 10, 2017 - eNews - Find out the Top Ten eNews!

October 04, 2017 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (September 30, 2017) now available

October 03, 2017 - eNews - Access to Justice BC – a fresh approach

September 26, 2017 - eNews - Get our Support Person Guidelines Poster

September 20, 2017 - New First Nations Court in Merritt to improve delivery of justice

September 19, 2017 - eNews - Court hosts Media Workshop

September 12, 2017 - eNews - Court publishes new Media Guide

September 5, 2017 - eNews - Canada’s 1st online judicial appointment application system launched

August 29, 2017 - eNews - Get a free legal health check-up!

August 22, 2017 - eNews - How we are accountable - Time to Trial Reports

August 16, 2017 - Announcement - New Judges Appointed

August 15, 2017 - eNews - BC Courts’ response to fentanyl

August 8, 2017 - eNews - How do you ask for a court interpreter? Do you have to pay?

August 01, 2017 - eNews - Judicial Council Report a model of transparency

July 28, 2017 - Update - Williams Lake Courthouse opens

July 26, 2017 - Judicial Council Annual Report 2016 available.

July 25, 2017 - eNews - 7 steps to plain language

July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Quantz

July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Hogan

July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Marchand

July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Klinger

July 18, 2017 - eNews - Plain language – essential for A2J

July 11, 2017 - eNews - What can I expect at a Small Claims Trial Conference?

July 4, 2017 - eNews - How do judges resolve scheduling conflicts between BC’s trial courts?

June 28, 2017 - Online application system to begin September 5

June 28, 2017 - Time to Trial: Update (as at March 31, 2017)

June 28, 2017 - New Practice Direction - CRIM 11 Scheduling Conflicts between Provincial Court and the Supreme Court

June 27, 2017 - eNews - Court issues standardized terms for criminal court orders

June 20, 2017 - eNews - Judicial Council to adopt online system for appointment applications

June 13, 2017 - eNews - Unique opportunity for lawyers to improve their advocacy skills

June 7, 2017 - New Practice Direction - Affidavits - Identification of Counsel or Commissioner

June 06, 2017 - eNews - TRU students’ unique perspective on First Nations Court

June 1, 2017 - Small Claims changes take effect today

May 30, 2017 - eNews - Are you entitled to a trial in French?

May 23, 2017 - eNews - Legal information that’s not boring!

May 19, 2017 - Notice to the Profession & the Public: Changes to Provincial Court Civil Jurisdiction effective June 1

May 16, 2017 - New Practice Direction - Introducing Evidence Containing High Potency Narcotics

May 16, 2017 - eNews - How do Lawyer Referral & Dial-a-Law work?

May 09, 2017 - eNews - How to criticize a judge

May 08, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge MacDonald

May 08, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Pendleton

May 02, 2017 - eNews - Come and watch court in action!

April 25, 2017 - eNews - Judges and profanity

April 18, 2017 - eNews - Court’s 2nd live Twitter Town Hall a success

April 13, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Sutton

April 13, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Birnie

April 11, 2017 - New Notice to the Profession - Use of a Support Person in Civil and Family Proceedings

April 11, 2017 - eNews - Court Adopts Guidelines for Using a Support Person

April 4, 2017 - eNews - Openness & accountability in 2015/16 Annual Report

March 30, 2017 - Court’s 2015/16 Annual Report now available

March 28, 2017 - eNews - Court’s second Twitter Town Hall April 6

March 20, 2017 - eNews - Important changes to Small Claims Court

March 14, 2017 - eNews - Saving lives, one life at a time

March 10, 2017 - Appointment of Judge Adams

March 7, 2017 - eNews - What’s going on at the Surrey Courthouse?

March 03, 2017 - Retirement Announcement - Judge Klaver

February 28, 2017 - eNews - Changes judges have seen

February 21, 2017 - eNews - Exciting new approach to justice reform

February 14, 2017 - eNews - “Unbundling” – a new way to offer or obtain affordable legal services

February 7, 2017 - eNews - Mother and daughter judges on BC Provincial Court!

February 7, 2017 - Retirement Announcement - Judge Harvey

February 7, 2017 - Retirement Announcement - Judge Neal

February 7, 2017 - Retirement Announcement - Judge Lenaghan

February 3, 2017 - Announcement - Regional Administrative Judge appointment

January 30, 2017 - eNews - JES interactive websites help separating families

January 24, 2017 - Announcement - Transfer of Judges

January 24, 2017 - Amended Notice to Profession re: court start times

January 24, 2017 - eNews - Judge’s appointment makes news around the world

January 19, 2017 - Retirement announcement – Judge Field

January 19, 2017 - Retirement announcement – Judge Rae

January 17, 2017 - eNews - Affordable access to justice for separating families

January 10, 2017 - eNews - A committed judicial athlete and volunteer

January 3, 2017 - eNews - Is the BC criminal justice system improving?

December 28, 2016 - eNews - The Court & the community in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side

December 20, 2016 - eNews - What judges do in a day

December 13, 2016 - eNews - A2J Apps - their opportunities and risks

December 13, 2016 - Announcement - Seven New Judges Appointed

December 08, 2016 - Provincial Court Judge Complement Report as at November 30 now available

December 06, 2016 - eNews - What widely used legal resources did BC Provincial Court Judges create?

December 1, 2016 - New Notice to the Profession - Recording of Proceedings Before Judicial Case Managers

November 29, 2016 - eNews - How can interactive on-line technology help with legal problems?

November 22, 2016 - eNews - Behind the scenes – how the Court works

November 15, 2016 - eNews - Lawyers: Give 10 minutes to help CLBC

November 08, 2016 - eNews - BC communities can tell judges how crime affects them

November 01, 2016 - eNews - Conduct when appearing before a Judicial Case Manager

October 25, 2016 - Amended Notice to the Profession on South Peace Family Mediation Initiative

October 25, 2016 - eNews -Why did Guyanese judges visit BC Provincial Court?

October 18, 2016 - eNews -How to unseal your criminal record for travel to the US

October 11, 2016 - eNews - What you can expect at a Small Claims Settlement Conference

October 4, 2016 - eNews - Court welcomes new Associate Chief Judges

September 27, 2016 - eNews - UVic law students’ perspectives on First Nations Court