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September 29, 2022 - Revised SM CL 02 Default Method of Attendance for Court Appearances Under the Small Claims Rules (eff. Oct. 3)

September 27, 2022 - eNews - Observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 13, 2022 - New NP 30 Adjournment and Rescheduling of Matters Presently Set for September 19, 2022

September 13, 2022 - New NP 29 References to the Sovereign

September 13, 2022 - eNews - Interior Region meets the challenge of providing court services in historic BC courthouses

September 13, 2022 - Retirement Judge Morgan

September 9, 2022 - Retirement Judge Burgess

September 8, 2022 - Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022 - Announcement – CANCELLED - Special Sitting of the Courts

September 1, 2022 - Retirement Judicial Justice David G. Schwartz

September 1, 2022 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (August 31, 2022)

August 30, 2022 - eNews - Hazelton Indigenous Court marks first anniversary

August 9, 2022 - eNews - Retirement ceremony with a difference!

August 2, 2022 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (July 31, 2022)

August 2, 2022 - Revised SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings

July 20, 2022 - eNews - Retired judge Marion Buller receives a new honour

July 18, 2022 - Now in effect: NP 28 Court Operations During Communicable Disease Phase of COVID-19

July 18, 2022 - Now in effect revised: SM CL 02, CRIM 13, CRIM 14, CRIM 05, NP 21, Access to Court Proceedings Policy, FAM 11, FAM 12

July 12, 2022 - eNews - Judge Gove may have retired, but he’s not forgotten!

July 11, 2022 - Announcement - 3 Judges & 1 Judicial Justice Appointed

July 8, 2022 - Retirement Judicial Justice Bowes

July 5, 2022 - Retirement Judge Crockett

June 28, 2022 - eNews - Fifty years of public service

June 21, 2022 - eNews - Three Indigenous women conduct justice of the peace oath of office ceremony

June 20, 2022 - BC Judicial Council's 2021 Annual Report

June 16, 2022 - eNews - Changes to court operations coming July 18, 2022

June 16, 2022 - Revised NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Court Proceedings and Court Records

June 16, 2022 - Revised 2013 CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction

June 16, 2022 - Revised CRIM 08 Criminal Caseflow Management Rules Forms and Procedure

June 16, 2022 - Revised CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences

May 31, 2022 - eNews - We're making videos!

May 16, 2022 - eNews - Informal Family Court Trials now available in Kamloops!

May 16, 2022 - Kamloops Informal Trial Pilot

May 12, 2022 - Retirement Judge Galbraith

May 12, 2022 - Retirement Judge Giardini

May 3, 2022 - eNews - What it’s like to be a judge

May 2, 2022 - Retirement Judge Chen

April 29, 2022 - Appointment: Northern Regional Administrative Judge Struyk

April 22, 2022 - Announcement: Provincial Court Closure – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

April 11, 2022 - Now in effect: All updates noted in the Message from the Chief Judge

April 11, 2022 – Rescind NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols

April 7, 2022 - New CRIM 15 Practice Direction: Electronic Distribution of Certain Criminal Reports to Defence Counsel of Record (eff.Apr. 11)

April 5, 2022 - Announcement: UPDATE New Westminster & Richmond Traffic Court

April 1, 2022 - Appointment: Regional Administrative Judge Bowry

March 29, 2022 - eNews - Court's Webinar attracts 200+ participants - get the resources we shared & more!

March 22, 2022 - eNews - Evaluation shows “Early Resolution Model” helped families resolve disputes without court battles

March 10, 2022 - eNews - BC Provincial Court's first woman Chief Judge

March 9, 2022 - eNews - BC's first South Asian woman judge

March 08, 2022 - eNews - BC's 1st First Nations woman judge

March 07, 2022 - eNews - BC's first Black woman judge

February 18, 2022 - Evaluation of the Victoria Early Resolution and Case Management Model 2021

February 18, 2022 - eNews - Provincial Court "Supporting Litigants" webinar Feb. 24

February 15, 2022 - eNews - What should I call a judge, judicial justice, judicial case manager, or justice of the peace?

February 1, 2022 - eNews - 2020/21 Annual Report - Finding New Pathways: learning from experience while keeping courts open & safe

January 31, 2022 - 2020-2021 Annual Report

January 25, 2022 - Revised Guidance for Courthouse Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 20, 2022 - Standard wording of family court orders picklist updated to reflect January 4 Rules amendments

January 18, 2022 - eNews - How our specialized courts have adapted during the pandemic

January 4, 2022 - eNews - Ring in the New Year with updated family court rules!

December 21, 2021 - eNews - It’s the 20th anniversary of the Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver!

December 7, 2021 - eNews - What podcasts do you listen to, Judge?

December 1, 2021 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (As at November 30, 2021)

November 25, 2021 - Re-appointment: Administrative Judicial Justices Hayes and Plater

November 24, 2021 - Announcement Update: Merritt Courthouse Closure (Nov. 29 - Dec. 3)

November 23, 2021 - Re-appointment: Regional Administrative Judge Hamilton

November 23, 2021 - eNews - Take our Trivia Quiz!"

November 9, 2021 - eNews - "What are you reading, Judge?"

October 26, 2021 - eNews - Duty Counsel – who they are, what they do

October 25, 2021 - New NP 26 Chilliwack Provincial Court Bail Pilot Project (eff. Nov. 1, 2021)

October 14, 2021 - Announcement: New Westminster Traffic Court

October 13, 2021 - Announcement Update: Face Masks Still Required in British Columbia Courthouses

October 12, 2021 - eNews - Access Pro Bono offers free mediation in BC family law disputes!

October 8, 2021 - Three Courts Announcement: Judiciary and Staff COVID-19 Vaccination

September 28, 2021 - Regional Administrative Judge Re-appointment

September 28, 2021 - eNews - Free child support mediation

September 15, 2021 - Revised CRIM 03 Daytime Judicial Authorization Applications

September 15, 2021 - Revised Bans on Publication Policy

September 14, 2021 - eNews - Remembering the Hon. Alfred Scow, BC's first legally trained Indigenous judge

September 13, 2021 - Judicial Council - Call for Judicial Justice Applications