COVID RECOVERY

Starting July 2 traffic court filings can be made by email, mail or fax. Starting July 8 Provincial Court family and criminal court filings can be made by email, mail or fax. Starting July 13 small claims filings can be made by email, mail, fax or using CSO. And there’s a new, faster process for applications to change child or spousal support orders related to COVID. See also Notice NP19 (July 2), PD FAM 08, COVID page, and our Circuit Courts Announcement.
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Recent Judgments

2020-06-25 - R. v. S.H.
2020-06-24 - D.J.S. v. R.K.L.
2020-06-22 - R. v. Robinson
2020-06-19 - R. v. Nguyen

News

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

July 3, 2020 - Circuit Courts Update

July 2, 2020 - Revised Updated Notice to the Profession and Public COVID 19: Resumption of Further Court Operations

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

June 5, 2020 - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols

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 6, 2020 - NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings

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

April 6, 2020 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (March 31, 2020)

March 27, 2020 - Announcement – Changes to Provincial Court Registry Services

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