Court Operations January 10-28, 2022

Most in-person trials are being adjourned but virtual proceedings & in-custody criminal trials are proceeding. Parties are encouraged to consider remote attendance. See Notice NP19 for urgent matters & details for all types of court appearances. COVID Information
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January 24, 2022 - Condolences - The Honourable Judge McMillan

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

January 19, 2022 - NP 21 revised to move Appendix A to a Guide for Appearing in the Provincial Court Using MS Teams

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

January 18, 2022 - Announcement - 3 Judges Appointed

January 13, 2022 - Retirement Judge Harrison

January 12, 2022 - Retirement Judge Chaperon

January 10, 2022 - Revised SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19

January 6, 2022 - Revised NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 (January 10-28, 2022)

January 6, 2022 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (December 31, 2021)

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 15, 2021 - New Practice Direction FAM 11 Default Method of Attendance for Certain Court Appearances (Eff. Jan. 4, 2022)

December 8, 2021 - Announcement: Princeton Courthouse Closed December 9, 2021 - contact Penticton registry

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

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

November 30, 2021 – Revised Access to Court Proceedings Policy

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 18, 2021 - Announcement Update:Merritt Courthouse Closure

November 17, 2021 - Announcement Update: Merritt Traffic Court (Nov. 22 and 23) Adjourned

November 16, 2021 - Announcement Update: Princeton Courthouse Closure

November 15, 2021 - Merritt Courthouse, Nicola Valley Indigenous Court, Victoria Courthouse, and Duncan Courthouse Closures

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

November 8, 2021 - Revised CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction

November 8, 2021 - Revised CRIM 08 Criminal Caseflow Management Rules Forms and Procedure

November 8, 2021 - New NP 27 Interior Virtual Bail Hearings (eff. Nov. 29)

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

September 3, 2021 - Announcement Update: Face Masks Still Required in British Columbia Courthouses

September 1, 2021 - Revised NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19

September 1, 2021 - Revised NP 22 In-Person Proceedings and Attendance During COVID-19: Health and Safety Protocols

August 31, 2021 - eNews - Vancouver Drug Treatment Court – meeting COVID with creativity & flexibility

August 24, 2021 - Face Masks Required in British Columbia Courthouses (eff. Aug 25)

August 20, 2021 - Announcement Update: Interior Region – Face Masks Required (eff. Aug. 23)

August 19, 2021 - New NP 25 Adjournment and Rescheduling of Matters Presently Set for September 30, 2021 (eff. Aug 20)

August 16, 2021 - eNews - Small Claims Rules amendments include new form

August 12, 2021 - Announcement Update: Kelowna Law Courts – Face Masks Required

August 5, 2021 - Revised NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices

August 3, 2021 - eNews - BC Judicial Council’s Annual Report shows interesting trends

July 29, 2021 - Announcement: Kelowna Law Courts - Face Masks Required

July 20, 2021 - eNews - Raising the bar for lawyers and litigants attending Provincial Court remotely

July 16, 2021 - Judicial Council Annual Report 2020

July 8, 2021 - eNews - Understand my Ticket – a new online tool to help you deal with traffic & other tickets

July 7, 2021 - Podcast - How do you ask for a court interpreter? Do you have to pay?

July 6, 2021 - eNews - COVID prevention measures continue in BC Provincial Court

July 5, 2021 - Retirement Judge Walker

July 2, 2021 - Appointment of three provincial court judges and two judicial justices

June 30, 2021 - Courthouse Closure Chilliwack

June 30, 2021 – Revised NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health and Safety Protocols (eff. July 2)

June 18, 2021 - Condolences - The Honourable Judge Peder Gulbransen

June 15, 2021 - eNews - Judge Point's busy retirement

June 4, 2021 - Revised Access to Court Records Policy

June 4, 2021 - Retirement Judge Seagram

June 1, 2021 - eNews - How can I get a court order on an urgent family matter?

May 25, 2021 - Revised SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19

May 25, 2021 - Judicial Appointment of Judge Bennett

May 25, 2021 - eNews - Judge fulfills a life-long dream

May 19, 2021 - Amendment to Three Courts' Policy on Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms

May 17, 2021 - eNews - How can I get an urgent protection order or have one set aside?

May 17, 2021 - New Practice Direction FAM 10 Electronic Signatures on Family Forms and Orders

May 17, 2021 - Revised Family Matters Practice Directions 02-06, and 09

May 17, 2021 - Revised General Practice Directions 01 and 04

May 17, 2021 - Revised Notices to the Profession and the Public 11, 14, and 19

May 14, 2021 - FAM 08 Practice Direction expires

May 12, 2021 - Podcast - What can I expect at a family court trial or hearing?

May 11, 2021 - eNews - What can I expect at a Family Management Conference?

May 06, 2021 (eff. May 7) - Revised NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices

May 05, 2021 - Podcast - How do I prepare for a Family Court Trial?

May 04, 2021 - eNews - BC's 3rd Integrated Court opens in Kelowna

April 27, 2021 - Announcement - ACJ Re-appointment

April 27, 2021 - eNews - What you need to know about the new Provincial Court Family Rules

April 21, 2021 - Podcast - What can I expect at a Traffic Court Hearing?

April 19, 2021 - eNews - What’s new in Small Claims Court? Virtual & in-person proceedings. Document filing deadlines.

April 16, 2021 - Announcement: BC Supreme Court to begin sitting at Port Coquitlam Courthouse

April 15, 2021 - eNews - Using technology to increase access to justice: introducing the Northern Bail Project & how it will work

April 15, 2021 (eff. Apr. 19) - Updated NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19

April 15, 2021 (eff. Apr. 19) - New SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19

April 15, 2021 (eff. Apr. 19) - New CRIM 14 Northern Bail Pilot Project

April 15, 2021 (eff. Apr. 19) - Revised CRIM 05 Hearing of Bail Applications

April 15, 2021 - Memo re Updated Directions re Judicial Authorizations at Justice Centre - Clarification

April 7, 2021 - Retirement of Judge Dyer

March 31, 2021 - Court issues 2019/20 Annual Report

March 30, 2021 - eNews - The community’s role in the criminal justice system

March 16, 2021 - eNews - Provincial Court judges help to strengthen the justice system in South America

March 12, 2021 - Judicial Appointments Nadon, Harris, Stanford

March 2, 2021 - Provincial Court Judge Complement (February 28, 2021)

March 2, 2021 - eNews - Podcasts! Provincial Court Podcasts!

February 10, 2021 - Announcement: Provincial Court Guide to Disputing a Ticket now available in French!

February 9, 2021 - Revised Access to Court Proceedings Policy

February 9, 2021 - Updated NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings

February 09, 2021 - eNews - The Abbotsford Courthouse then & now

February 8, 2021 - Announcement: Legal Officer Competition – Permanent Position

February 3, 2021 - Announcement: Abbotsford Law Courts Virtual Court Opening livestreamed Feb 4 at 12:30 pm

February 3, 2021 - Provincial Court Judge Complement

February 02, 2021 - eNews - Finding out about COVID-19 incidents in BC courthouses & how you can help prevent them

February 02, 2021 - Revised CRIM 13 Initial Appearance Court During COVID-19

January 29, 2021 - Announcement: Office of the Provincial Health Officer Statement Related to COVID-19 Outbreak at Three Correctional Centres

January 29, 2021 - Revised CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 (eff. Feb. 01)

January 29, 2021 - Revised NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Provincial Court Proceedings

January 21, 2021 - Announcement: Protocol for Communication and Testing Related to COVID-19 in Courthouses

January 19, 2021 - eNews - What Court information was most read in 2020?

January 6, 2021 - eNews - Court jargon: what the alphabet soup means