Judicial case managers (JCMs) are responsible for providing effective, efficient court scheduling and coordination of all matters within a judicial region. Assigned responsibilities by the Chief Judge, JCMs manage cases and schedule hearings and trials. They may also be required to preside as a justice under the Criminal Code in uncontested, non-adjudicative appearances before trial.
JCMs manage the flow of all Provincial Court appearances and ensure that judicial resources are used effectively, in a manner that minimizes court down-time and is consistent with the policies and practices of the Court. They are subject to the supervision of the Chief Judge in the performance of their duties and are guided by Standards of Conduct specific to their role.
JCMs must hold a justice of the peace commission and they act as judicial officers, exercising judicial discretion and authority within their assignment.
When presiding, JCMs are addressed as “Your Worship”. For more information about etiquette when appearing before a JCM see How should I conduct myself when I appear in front of a Judicial Case Manager?
If you wish to apply
Judicial case managers are judiciary employees, hired through a competitive process pursuant to the Public Service Act. If successful through that process, they must then apply to Judicial Council to be recommended for appointment as a justice of the peace by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (BC’s Lieutenant Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet).
If you have been hired as a Judicial case manager and are applying for a Justice of the Peace commission, you must submit your application and a digital photo of yourself using our online system. Before proceeding with an application, review the Justice of the Peace Process Summary.
You begin by creating a user account. Once you log in, select the Justice of the Peace Application form. You can save your partially completed application, log out, and log in later. When ready, submit the Justice of the Peace Application and a digital photograph of yourself to the Office of the Chief Judge.
You must also complete the Online background eConsent form and print and sign the Consent for Release of Medical Information to be completed by your physician.
Revised September 2017