Going to court can be a terrifying experience, especially if you’re presenting your case on your own, without a lawyer. Many self-represented litigants find that having a trusted friend or family member with them to provide emotional support, take notes, and organize documents can be a big help.
The Provincial Court of BC is committed to accountability, openness and transparency. One of the ways it fulfills this commitment is by issuing yearly reports to the public on its work. The Court’s 2015/16 Annual Report - providing information on the Court’s innovative initiatives, caseload statistics and trends, judicial demographics, governance, budget, and complaints – is now available.
The Provincial Court of BC will hold its second Twitter Town Hall on April 6, 2017 as part of BC’s Law Week 2017!
From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will answer questions tweeted to #AskChiefJudge. Find out why the Court is repeating this event and what Chief Judge Crabtree hopes to achieve.
Changes to BC law announced today will make important changes to the work the Provincial Court does under the Small Claims Act. Starting June 1, 2017, with just a few exceptions civil claims of up to $5000 will no longer be dealt with in the Provincial Court’s “Small Claims Court” – instead, they will be resolved in BC’s new online Civil Resolution Tribunal.