COVID RECOVERY

The Court has now resumed all aspects of its work. Scheduled matters are proceeding, either in-person or by telephone or video conference. Applications & documents can be filed in court registries in-person, although we encourage use of remote filing options to reduce the number of people in courthouses. See our COVID page for more.
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Recent Judgments

2020-07-28 - R. v. Spencer-Wilson
2020-07-28 - R. v. Sesay
2020-07-27 - G.R.W. v. K.M.O.
2020-07-24 - R. v. Brown

News

July 29, 2020 - Updated Notice to the Profession and Public NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings

July 29, 2020 - Updated Notice to the Profession and Public NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings During COVID-19

July 29, 2020 - Updated Notice to the Profession and Public NP 19 COVID 19: Resumption of Court Operations

July 28, 2020 - Canada’s first female Iranian-born judge

July 22, 2020 - Revised Practice Direction: FAM 09 Consent Adjournment (FLA_FMEA)

July 21, 2020 - Judicial Appointments - Judges Bernt, Golinsky, and Fleck

July 17, 2020 - New Notice to the Profession and Public NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings During COVID-19

July 16, 2020 - Revised Practice Direction: FAM 07 CFCSA Consent Requisitions

July 14, 2020 - eNews - How to apply to change child or spousal support because of COVID-19

July 13, 2020 - Updated NP22 Notice to the Profession and Public COVID 19: Resuming in-person proceedings during COVID-19: health and safety protocols

July 13, 2020 - Updated Guide to Remote Proceedings (telephone and video) NP21

July 8, 2020 - Announcement - Update to Provincial Court Registry Services

July 6, 2020 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (June 30, 2020)

July 3, 2020 - Circuit Courts Update

July 2, 2020 - Revised Practice Direction CRIM 12: Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19

July 2, 2020 - New Practice Direction FAM08: Early Resolution Process and Expedited Court Process to Change or Suspend Child or Spousal Support Due to COVID-19

June 30, 2020 - eNews - Judicial Justices’ essential contributions to the Court’s pandemic response

June 23, 2020 - eNews - Q & A on the Court’s use of MS Teams (and more)

June 22, 2020 - Announcement - Update on Resuming Traffic Court in Some Locations

June 12, 2020 - eNews - Message from the Chief Judge: How the BC Provincial Court has met the challenges of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 - Announcement - Update on Traffic, Ticket, or Bylaw Matters

June 8, 2020 - eNews - How the Heiltsuk Nation surprised Judge Hoy

June 5, 2020 - Announcement - 2 Judicial Justices Re-appointed

May 31, 2020 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (May 31, 2020)

May 29, 2020 - Re-appointment of Judicial Justice Adair

May 29, 2020 - Announcement - Update on Traffic, Ticket, or Bylaw Matters

May 29, 2020 - eNews - Q & A with a judge

May 26, 2020 - BC Provincial Court Update on remote & in-person proceedings

May 21, 2020 - eNews - What to expect in a family or small claims hearing held by telephone or video

May 15, 2020 - eNews -What to expect in a family or small claims conference held by telephone or video

May 5, 2020 - eNews -Legal information during COVID-19

May 1, 2020 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (April 30, 2020)

April 28, 2020 - Message from the Chief Judge, April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 - eNews -Recovery of some Provincial Court operations

April 24, 2020 - COVID-19 FAQs

April 17, 2020 - Amended Joint Courts' Policy on Use of Electronic Devices in the Courtroom (application to remote court proceedings)

April 16, 2020 - eNews -Why isn’t the Court using more video technology?

April 15, 2020 - Announcement - unsworn & unaffirmed affidavits for urgent hearing applications

April 14, 2020 - eNews -What's happening in the BC Provincial Court during COVID-19?

April 7, 2020 - eNews - On a lighter note – a Cariboo Tale

March 27, 2020 - Revised NP 20 Affidavits for use in Court Proceedings

March 27, 2020 - Practice Direction FAM 07 CFCSA Consent Requisitions

March 25, 2020 - eNews - Family Justice Services during Covid-19

March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Notice Re Affidavits in Civil and Family Proceedings

March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

March 15 & 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020 - Provincial Court's COVID-19 Response

March 10, 2020 - Announcement - Judicial Justice Re-appointed

March 10, 2020 - eNews - Which judge had a pen name?

March 05, 2020 - Announcement - Appointment of Judges Campbell, Sidhu and Sacca

March 05, 2020 - Announcement - 2 Judicial Justices Appointed

March 05, 2020 - Announcement - 2 Judicial Justices Re-appointed

February 25, 2020 - eNews - A leader for 50 years

February 19, 2020 - eNews - How do judges calculate child support?

February 12, 2020 - eNews - Reporting to you

February 10, 2020 - Retirement Judge Gove

February 05, 2020 - eNews - Court offers stock photos for media use!

January 29, 2020 - eNews - Revised criminal picklists

January 28, 2020 - Re-appointment of Judicial Justice Arlitt

January 21, 2020 - eNews - New online addition to BC’s free mediation services

January 7, 2020 - Retirement of Judge Cartwright

January 7, 2020 - eNews - Court receives 2 Clawbies awards!

December 31, 2019 - eNews - Happy New Year! Enjoy more courthouse art

December 23, 2019 - 2018-2019 Annual Report

December 18, 2019 - Re-appointment of Judicial Justice

December 16, 2019 - New Indigenous Court - Williams Lake

December 10, 2019 - eNews - Provincial Court's 50th Anniversary VIDEO

December 06, 2019 - eNews - Using blogs, podcasts, videos etc. for legal research

November 28, 2019 - Administrative Judicial Justice (Traffic) Appointed

November 19, 2019 - eNews - BC’s Chief Justice and an SRL join Chief Judge in the Court’s 3rd Twitter Town Hall

November 12, 2019 - eNews - Have your say on Provincial Court Family Rules

November 05, 2019 - eNews - Judicial Council Annual Report continues transparency

November 5, 2019 - Retirement of Judicial Justice Arlitt

October 29, 2019 - Time to Trial - Update (as at September 30 2019)

October 22, 2019 - eNews - Provincial Court Judge honoured as a role model

October 15, 2019 - eNews - The Justice Hack 2019 – A2J hackathons in Vancouver and Victoria

October 10, 2019 - NP 18 Hearing Location of Domestic Violence Files Within DCC Catchment

October 9, 2019 - Revised Surrey Traffic Court

October 8, 2019 - eNews - Chat with the Chiefs and an SRL

October 1, 2019 - eNews - The judge’s role at a settlement conference

September 24, 2019 - eNews - Changes to the Lawyer Referral Service and Dial-a-Law

September 19, 2019 - Updates to criminal practice directions 2013 CPD-1, CRIM 02 and CRIM 05

September 17, 2019 - eNews - The Magistrates Dinner – 40 years celebrating BC history

September 12, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Woods

September 4, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Seidemann

September 4, 2019 - Retirement of Judge de Couto

September 3, 2019 - eNews - Graduates and contributors honoured at North Vancouver Indigenous Court’s 7th anniversary

August 27, 2019 - eNews - Free legal advice for people with low-incomes – BC lawyers volunteer at September outdoor clinics

August 13, 2019 - eNews - Lawyers! Consider applying for part time appointment as a Judicial Justice

August 06, 2019 - eNews - Lawyers offer free mediation services for family court disputes at Richmond and Robson Square Provincial Courthouses

July 30, 2019 - Judicial Council - Call for Judicial Justice Applications

July 26, 2019 - Announcement - Surrey Traffic Court

July 23, 2019 - eNews - Retired judge honoured during Mental Health Week

July 9, 2019 - Appointment of Judge Patterson

July 9, 2019 - Appointment of Judicial Justice Christiaens

July 8, 2019 - eNews - BC Provincial Court’s New Small Claims Court Guide

July 04, 2019 - Judicial Council Annual Report 2018

July 02, 2019 - eNews - Revised Court form helps media apply for access

June 25, 2019 - eNews - The magic of a judge’s welcoming ceremony

June 18, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Pothecary

June 13, 2019 - eNews - Why the BC Provincial Court endorses A2JBC’s Triple Aim

June 7, 2019 - Judicial Re-appointment and Transfers

June 3, 2019 - Provincial Court Judge Complement Archive (end of FY 18-19)

May 28, 2019 - eNews - Judges help to improve advocacy in BC courtrooms

May 14, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Bayliff

May 13, 2019 - eNews - New approach to resolving family law disputes in Victoria Provincial Court!

May 10 2019 - Judicial Appointments - Judges Dion, Lee and Silverman

May 07, 2019 - eNews - Why don’t teenagers get “harsher” sentences?

April 26, 2019 - Time to Trial - Update (as at March 31 2019)

April 23, 2019 - eNews - New Fraser Valley courthouse rising in Abbotsford

April 09, 2019 - eNews - We report to you – highlights of our 2017/18 Annual Report

April 01, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Gallagher

April 01, 2019 - eNews - Important Changes to Small Claims

March 29, 2019 - eNews - Provincial Court of British Columbia’s 2017-2018 Annual Report

March 19, 2019 - eNews - Have you got an opinion on judges’ ethical obligations?

March 15, 2019 - Notice to the Profession - NP 17 Changes to Prov Ct Civil Jurisdiction (CRT Accident Claims)

March 13, 2019 - Appointment of Judicial Justices Rodgers and Plater

March 05, 2019 - eNews - What’s so interesting about the polygraph?

March 03, 2019 - Announcement re: After-Hours & Weekend Access to Judicial Justice Resources for search warrant and production order applications

February 20, 2019 - Announcement - one Judge Appointed

February 19, 2019 - eNews - Hear speakers & join pop-up discussions on important access to justice issues!

February 05, 2019 - eNews - How a Judge becomes a doctor

February 05, 2019 - Retirement of Judge De Walle

February 05, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Fratkin

January 25, 2019 - Notice to the Profession: NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices

January 22, 2019 - eNews - Can I bring a dispute for more than $35,000 to Small Claims Court?

January 10, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Warren

January 08, 2019 - eNews - Court’s Criminal Law Boot Camp welcomes guests

January 07, 2019 - Provincial Court Judge Complement as at December 31, 2018

December 24, 2018 - eNews - More BC Courthouse Art

December 21, 2018 - Announcement - Amendment to Access to Court Records Policy

December 13, 2018 - Announcement - one Judge Appointed

December 11, 2018 - eNews - BC Courthouse Art

December 04, 2018 - eNews - how to unseal your criminal record for travel waiver

November 27, 2018 - eNews - Oaths & alternatives, past & present, in BC courts

November 13, 2018 - eNews - BC Provincial Court hosts delegation from Ukraine

November 08, 2018 - Announcement - Associate Chief Judges & Regional Administrative Judges

November 08, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Point

November 07, 2018 - eNews - Downtown Community Court celebrates 10th anniversary

October 23, 2018 - eNews - MyLawBC Dialogue Tool helps you prepare a separation agreement

October 19, 2018 - Announcement - New Chief Judge Appointed to Provincial Court

October 18, 2018 - Time to Trial: Updates (as of September 30, 2018)

October 16, 2018 - eNews - The law on cannabis may be changing but there are still limits!

October 09, 2018 - eNews - Yes, the Provincial Court of BC and its judges are accountable!

October 05, 2018 - Appointment of Judges Albert, Docolas, Lopes and Sicotte

October 02, 2018 - eNews - New Family Mediation Option!

September 25, 2018 - eNews - New ‘What can I expect in court?’ page

September 18, 2018 - eNews - Get ready to take part in BC’s first Access to Justice Week, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2018!

September 11, 2018 - eNews - Why do Canadian judges wear robes?

September 11, 2018 - Announcement - Retirement of Judge Rodgers

September 11, 2018 - Announcement - Retirement of Judge Moss

September 4, 2018 - eNews - Free WiFi now available in 27 BC Court locations

August 28, 2018 - eNews - Who gets Legal Aid?

August 21, 2018 - R. v. Fisher, 2018 BCPC 210 - Reasons for Sentence

August 21, 2018 - eNews - What can I expect at a traffic court hearing?

August 14, 2018 - eNews - How to dispute a ticket & prepare for a traffic court hearing

August 7, 2018 - Announcement - Retirement of Judge Doherty

August 07, 2018 - eNews - What is hearsay evidence?

August 03, 2018 - eNews Repost - Changes to the BC Court Interpreter Program