May 14, 2020: Provincial Courts around BC are open, but in keeping with advice from public health officials, people are strongly encouraged not to enter courthouses. Court Registries are not providing in-person services, but urgent applications can be made by email, telephone, fax or mail, depending on the type of case and court location.

Court staff have been centralized in six regional “hub courts” but judges are working, either in courthouses around the province or from home to conduct urgent hearings, pre-trial conferences, family and small claims conferences, and some less urgent matters suitable for remote proceedings by telephone or videoconferencing. See the Message from the Chief Judge (May 14) for details on how we are working to expand our use of technology to enable us to hold more remote hearings and case conferences.

Get details in the Notice, Practice Direction, and FAQs.

Messages from Chief Judge Gillespie

Matters being dealt with in Provincial Court


Updates, Notices, etc.


Case Law

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