Contact the Office of the Chief Judge

The Office of the Chief Judge does not act as a Registry for the Court. If you wish to request information about a particular procedural matter related to the Court, or about whether a particular matter is before the Court, you may wish to contact the specific Court registry at the relevant location. The Court Services Branch of the provincial Ministry of Justice maintains a list of registries across the province on its internet website.

The Office of the Chief Judge also cannot provide legal advice. If you require legal advice in British Columbia, you may wish to contact the Lawyer Referral Service, a service established by the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. You may also wish to contact the Legal Services Society, University of British Columbia Law Students' Legal Advice Program, or the Law Centre - a service of the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.

If you have general questions about the Court or judicial administration, you may contact us at:

Office of the Chief Judge
Suite 337 - 800 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
V6Z 2C5

Phone: (604) 660-2864
Fax:     (604) 660-1108

Responses from this email address provide general information about the Provincial Court and the British Columbia justice system. Responses provided are for information only and cannot be used as authority in court proceedings or for other purposes.

The Office of the Chief Judge handles all complaints regarding the conduct of Judicial Officers of the Provincial Court. To file a complaint follow the Complaint Process.

This site and email address do not provide legal advice, comment on specific cases before the courts or advise on individual situations.

Please also note that it is not our practice to acknowledge receipt of, or forward, any messages which contain abusive or intemperate language, or which appear to be merely academic or mischievous inquiries.