COVID19 - Updates, Affidavits, Case Law

Updates, Notices, etc.

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 11, 2020 - Memo re Judicial Authorizations at the Justice Centre During COVID 19 - revised MAY 11 2020
May 8, 2020 - Notice to the Profession and Public COVID-19: Commencing Recovery of some Court Operations (Revised)
May 6, 2020 - NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings
May 5, 2020 - eNews -Legal information during COVID-19
April 29, 2020 - How BC Courts are adapting to COVID-19 - Webinar
April 28, 2020 - Message from the Chief Judge, April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 - Practice Direction CRIM 12: Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19
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?
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


Affidavits

Unsworn and unaffirmed affidavits may be filed with requests for urgent family hearings – see Announcement - April 15, 2020

During the pandemic affidavits may be sworn or affirmed using video technology. See Revised NP 20 - Affidavits for use in Provincial Court Proceedings for details.


Case Law

Find decisions on issues raised by COVID-19 by typing “pandemic” or “COVID” in the “document text” box on CanLII’s Provincial Court of BC page. See too the News updates on our website home page for recent decisions not yet posted on CanLII.

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