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Index
General Practice Directions & Notices
Criminal Practice Directions & Notices
Family Matters Practice Directions & Notices
Small Claims Practice Directions & Notices
Announcements
Annual Reports
Other Reports
News Releases
Chief Judge's Messages
Statements
Judicial Resources


GENERAL PRACTICE DIRECTIONS & NOTICES

NP 03
Expired - NP 03 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Case Managers - October 1, 2018
Expired - NP 03 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Case Managers - December 1, 2013

NP 09
Rescinded - NP 09 South Peace Family Mediation Initiative (Northern Navigator) - November 11, 2019
Expired - NP 09 South Peace Family Mediation Options 08 Nov 17.pdf - September, 2018
Expired - NP 09 South Peace Family Mediation Initiative (Northern Navigator) - September, 2016

NP 14
Expired - NP 14 Court Services JP Assignments of Duties - July 13, 2020
Expired - NP 14 Court Services JP Assignments of Duties - December 1, 2018

NP 19
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Court Operations During COVID-19 - March 1, 2021
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Court Operations During COVID-19 - February 16, 2021
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Court Operations During COVID-19 - December 21, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Court Operations During COVID-19 - December 7, 2020
  Expired - Memo re Judicial Authorizations at the Justice Centre During COVID 19
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Resumption of Court Operations - October 9, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID 19: Resumption of Court Operations - October 1, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations - September 28, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations - August 17, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations - July 29, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations - Housekeeping Updates - July 17, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Court Operations - July 13, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Resumption of Further Court Operations - July 02, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19: Resumption of Further Court Operations - June 12, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Commencing Recovery of Some Court Operations - May 08, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Commencing Recovery of Some Court Operations - April 28, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations - April 14, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations - April 02, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations - March 23, 2020
Expired - NP 19 COVID-19 Suspension of Regular Court Operations - March 19, 2020
Expired - (Precursor to NP 19) COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020
Expired - (Precursor to NP 19) COVID-19 Update - March 15 & 16, 2020
Expired - (Precursor to NP 19) Provincial Court's COVID-19 Response - March 12, 2020

NP 20
Expired - NP 20 Affidavits for use in Court Proceedings during COVID-19 - March 20, 2020

NP 21
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings - February 9, 2021
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings - December 16, 2020
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings - October 7, 2020
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings - July 29, 2020
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings - July 13, 2020
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings - May 07, 2020

NP 22
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - January 29, 2021
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - November 25, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - November 9, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - October 16, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - October 7, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - September 15, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - July 13, 2020
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - June 05, 2020

NP 23
Expired - NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings during COVID-19 - August 7, 2020
Expired - NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings during COVID-19 - July 29, 2020
Expired - NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings during COVID-19 - July 17, 2020
Expired - (Precursor to NP 23) Circuit Court Sittings during COVID-19 - July 3, 2020

NM 01
Expired - NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Provincial Court Proceedings during COVID-19 - September 25, 2020
Expired - NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Provincial Court Proceedings during COVID-19 - July 13, 2020
Expired - NM 01 Accredited Media Access to Provincial Court Proceedings during COVID-19 - April 27, 2020

Other Expired General Practice Directions and Notices

Expired - NP 04 Updating the Status of Practice Directions and Notices to the Profession - February 23, 2015
Expired - NP 06 Change to Start Time - Afternoon Assignment Court Lists - January 24, 201
Expired - NP 15 Assignment of Duties to Justice Centre Justices of the Peace - July 26, 2019
Expired - NP 16 JCM Scheduling Record Pilot Project (North Van and 222 Main) - December 1, 2018
Expired - Notice to the Profession - Judicial Justices - July 29, 2011
Expired - Access to the Court for Lawyers & Articled Students who have a disability - Jan 4, 2008


CRIMINAL PRACTICE DIRECTIONS & NOTICES

CRIM 05
Expired - CRIM 05 Hearing of Bail Applications - November 26, 2021
Expired - CRIM 05 Hearing of Bail Applications - September 18, 2019
Expired - CRIM 05 Hearing of Bail Applications - February 23, 2015

CRIM 12
Expired - CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 - September 28, 2020
Expired - CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 - June 12, 2020
Expired - CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 - July 02, 2020
Expired - CRIM 12 Criminal Pre-Trial Conferences During COVID-19 - April 28, 2020

CRIM 13
Expired - CRIM 13 Initial Appearance Court in COVID-19 - October 7, 2020
Expired - CRIM 13 Initial Appearance Court in COVID-19 - October 1, 2020
Expired - CRIM 13 Initial Appearance Court in COVID-19 - June 13, 2020

Other Expired Criminal Practice Directions and Notices
Expired - 2013_CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction - February 2, 2021
Expired - CRIM 08 CCFM Rules Simplified Front End Process - February 2, 2021
Expired - 2013 CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction - June 12, 2020
Expired - CRIM 08 Criminal Caseflow Management Rules Forms and Procedure - June 12, 2020
Expired - 2013 CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction - September 19, 2019
Expired - CRIM 02 Elections under Section 536(2) Criminal Code of Canada - September 19, 2019
Expired - 2013 CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction - October 1, 2018
Expired - CRIM 08 Criminal Caseflow Management Rules Forms and Procedure - October 1, 2018
Expired - Practice Direction - CCFM Rules - Simplified Front End Criminal Process- 01 Dec 2013
Expired - Chief Judge's Assignment of Duties to Judicial Case Managers (2013)- 01 Dec 2013
Expired - Provincial Court Scheduling Project Notes for Forms and Workflows- 28 Nov 2013
Expired - Practice Direction - Domestic Violence Docket- 03 July 2013
Expired - Practice Direction - East Kootenay - Bail Remands- 16 Sept 2010
Expired - Notice to Profession: Prosecution of Offences under the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement - 3 April 2009
Expired - Practice Direction - Hearing of Bail Applications by the Justice Centre- 9 Feb 2009
Expired - Practice Direction - Daytime Search Warrant Applications- 4 March 2005
Expired - Practice Direction - Procedure in Respect of Elections under Section 536(2) of the Criminal Code-31 May 2004

Rescinded Criminal Practice Directions
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Victoria (South Vancouver Island) CCFM- 25 Oct 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Vernon (Okanagan) CCFM- 3 May 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Penticton - Okanagan CCFM- 6 Apr 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Arraignment TCH CCFM- 1 Mar 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Dawson Creek- 10 Jan 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Kamloops- 4 Jan 2010
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Victoria- 1 Dec 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Victoria Youth Project- 1 Oct 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Fort St. John CCFM- 1 Aug 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Vancouver- 4 May 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Prince George Pilot Project- 16 Feb 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Williams Lake Pilot Project- 5 Jan 2009
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Robson Square Youth Justice Court-3 Nov 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Quesnel Pilot Project- October 1, 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Colwood - CCFM- April 10, 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Duncan - CCFM- 6 May 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Okanagan CCFM- 5 May 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Poco - CCFM - Arraignment & Trial Confirmation Hearings-5 Feb 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Prince George - CCFM Compliance Court Sittings-5 Feb 2008
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Victoria – South Vancouver Island District – Arraignment and Trial Confirmation Hearings, Compliance and Administrative Court Sittings– 18 Jun 2007
(Rescinded) - Judicial Case Managers – Assignment of Duties Assigned to the Pilot Projects by the Administrative Judge– 18 Jun 2007
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Arraignment Hearings-25 Nov 2003
(Rescinded) - Practice Direction - Elections-25 Nov 2003
(Rescinded) - Out-of-Town Counsel Attending Arraignment Hearings-10 Feb 2000
(Rescinded) - Arraignment Process - Rule 5(4)-20 Oct 2000


FAMILY MATTERS PRACTICE DIRECTIONS & NOTICES

Expired - FAM 08 Change or Suspend Child or Spousal Support due to COVID-19 - July 2, 2020
Expired - FAM 09 Consent Adjournment (FLA_FMEA) - July 16, 2020
Expired - FAM 07 CFCSA Consent Requisitions - March 27, 2020
Expired - Provincial Court Protocol Hague Convention
Expired - Practice Direction - Scheduling Continuations Expired - Practice Direction - Rule 20(10) Provincial Court (Family) Rules
Expired - Practice Direction - Fax Filing Pilot Project
Expired - Notice to Profession - Fax Filing Pilot Project
Expired - Practice Direction - Mandatory Parenting After Separation Program


SMALL CLAIMS PRACTICE DIRECTIONS & NOTICES

Expired - Proof of Service
Expired - Small Claims
Expired - Section 17, Small Claims Act
Expired - Practice Direction - Fax Filing Pilot Project (June 2008)
Expired - Notice to Profession - Fax Filing Pilot Project (June 2008)

Rescinded Small Claims Practice Directions
(Rescinded) - SM CL 02 Small Claims Court Mediation Program - Multiple Defendants
(Rescinded) - SM CL 03 Scheduling of Civil Cases
(Rescinded) - SM CL 04 Representation at a Mediation Session
(Rescinded) - Notice to Profession - Representation at a Mediation Session
(Rescinded) - Notice to Profession - Scheduling Civil Cases
(Rescinded) - Small Claims Mediation Practicum
(Rescinded) - Small Claims Mediation Practicum: Multiple Defendants


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • November 29, 2020 - Surrey and Abbotsford Courthouses are Open
  • November 6, 2020 - Face Masks in British Columbia Courthouses
  • September 25, 2020 - ACC-2 - Access to Court Records
  • May 29, 2020 - Traffic Court
  • March 27, 2020 - Changes to Provincial Court Registry Services
  • March 10, 2020 - Judicial Justice Re-appointment - Judicial Justice Rogers
  • March 5, 2020 - Appointment of Judges Campbell, Sidhu and Sacca
  • March 5, 2020 - Judicial Justice Appointments - Judicial Justice Sandor and Davenport
  • March 5, 2020 - Judicial Justice Re-appointments - Judicial Justice Blackstone and Schwartz
  • February 10, 2020 - Retirement of Judge Gove
  • January 28, 2020 - Re-appointment of Judicial Justice Arlitt
  • January 06, 2020 - Retirement of Judge Cartwright
  • December 18, 2019 - Re-appointment of Judicial Justice
  • December 16, 2019 - New Indigenous Court - Williams Lake
  • December 5, 2019 - Announcement - Scam Alert
  • November 28, 2019 - Administrative Judicial Justice (Traffic) Appointed
  • November 05, 2019 - Retirement of Judicial Justice Arlitt
  • October 09, 2019 - Revised Surrey Traffic Court
  • September 12, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Woods
  • September 4, 2019 - Retirement of Judge de Couto
  • September 4, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Seidemann
  • July 26, 2019 - Surrey Traffic Court
  • July 9, 2019 - Appointment of Judge Patterson
  • July 9, 2019 - Appointment of Judicial Justice Christiaens
  • June 18, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Pothecary
  • June 07, 2019 - Judicial Re-appointment and Transfers
  • May 14, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Bayliff
  • May 10, 2019 - Judicial Appointments - Judges Dion, Lee and Silverman
  • April 1, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Gallagher
  • March 13, 2019 - Appointment of Judicial Justices Rodgers and Plater
  • March 04, 2019 - Announcement re: After-Hours & Weekend Access to Judicial Justice Resources for search warrant and production order applications
  • February 20, 2019 - Judicial Appointment - Judge Burnett
  • February 05, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Fratkin
  • February 05, 2019 - Retirement of Judge De Walle
  • January 10, 2019 - Retirement of Judge Warren
  • December 21, 2018 - Amendment to Access to Court Records Policy
  • December 13, 2018 - Appointment of Judge Phillips
  • November 08, 2018 - Associate Chief Judges & Regional Administrative Judges
  • November 08, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Point
  • October 19, 2018 - Appointment of Chief Judge Gillespie
  • October 05, 2018 - Appointment of Judges Albert, Docolas, Lopes and Sicotte
  • September 11, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Rodgers
  • September 11, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Moss
  • August 07, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Doherty
  • July 04, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Howard
  • June 22, 2018 - Appointment of Judges Brown, Macdonald and Thomas
  • May 08, 2018 - Appointment of Acting Chief Judge
  • May 04, 2018 - Chief Judge Crabtree appointed to Supreme Court of BC
  • April 04, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Miller
  • April 04, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Sinclair
  • March 20, 2018 - Appointment of Judges Dorey, McDermick, and Tam
  • March 8, 2018 - Appointment of Judges Guild, Leven, and Mundstock
  • March 2, 2018 - Amendment to Three Courts' Policy on Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms
  • February 28, 2018 - Prince George Indigenous Court opening ceremony
  • February 5, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Gardner
  • January 22, 2018 - Announcement - New First Nations Court
  • January 10, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Low
  • January 10, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Walters
  • January 10, 2018 - Retirement of Judge Chapman
  • August 16, 2017 - Judicial Appointments – Judges Armstrong, Daneliuk, McParland, Klinger and MacDonald
  • July 28, 2017 - Update - Williams Lake Courthouse opens
  • July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Quantz
  • July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Hogan
  • July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Marchand
  • July 24, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Klinger
  • June 28, 2017 - Announcement - Online application system to begin September 5, 2017
  • May 08, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge MacDonald
  • May 08, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Pendleton
  • April 12, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Sutton
  • April 12, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Birnie
  • March 10, 2017 - Appointment of Judge Adams
  • March 3, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Klaver
  • February 7, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Harvey
  • February 7, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Neal
  • February 7, 2017 - Announcement - Retirement Judge Lenaghan
  • February 3, 2017 - Announcement - Regional Administrative Judge appointment
  • January 24, 2017 - Announcement - Transfer of Judges
  • December 13, 2016 - Announcement - Seven New Judges Appointed
  • July 26, 2016 - Judicial appointments - Judges McQuillan and Whonnock
  • July 8, 2016 - Appointment of Judicial Justice Stabler
  • June 29, 2016 - Changed court hours Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey July 4, 2016
  • June 13, 2016 - Judicial appointments - Judges Barrett, Gunnell and Klinger
  • May 27, 2016 - New criminal remand court in Surrey
  • May 5, 2016 - Court appreciates contributions of Court Mediation Program
  • April 20, 2016 - Judicial appointments - Judges Crockett, Harvey & MacDonald
  • April 15, 2016 - ACJ Phillips - End of Term
  • April 15, 2016 - Appointment of ACJ - Gillespie
  • April 15 2016 - Appointment of ACJ - Wishart
  • March 30, 2016 - Online criminal court info policy to be published April 6
  • March 03, 2016 - Website Improvements (Court Hours & Email Subscription)
  • January 15, 2016 - Condolence – the Honourable Judge Russell Mackay
  • December 21, 2015 - Condolence – Brian J. Wallace Q.C.
  • December 18, 2015 - Judicial appointments – Judges Jamieson, Lee and Seagram
  • December 16, 2015 - Special Sitting & Celebration of Life for Judge Anne Wallace Jan 15/16
  • November 30, 2015 - Judicial Appointments – Judges Gaffar, Brown, Doulis and Wolf
  • September 16, 2015 - Deadline for consultation extended to Oct 1/15
  • July 29, 2015 - Public consultation regarding criminal case information available on the internet through Court Services Online (CSO)
  • July 28, 2015 - Judicial Appointments – Judges Chettiar, Ferriss, Lowe, Solomon, Sudeyko
  • May 5, 2015 - eNews Series on Domestic Violence Courts begins today
  • April 15, 2015 - Appointment of Judges Stewart and Doherty
  • March 19, 2015 - Appointment of Judges Bakan and Ritchie
  • March 6, 2015 - Updated Practice Directions and Notices to the Profession
  • March 6, 2015 - First Nations Court Sitting Dates April to December 2015


  • ANNUAL REPORTS

    2007-2008 Annual Report
    2006-2007 Annual Report
    2005-2006 Annual Report
    2004-2005 Annual Report
    2003-2004 Annual Report
    2002-2003 Annual Report
    2001-2002 Annual Report
    2000-2001 Annual Report


    OTHER REPORTS

    Victoria Integrated Court Report 2011
    Appendix to Victoria Integrated Court Report 2011
    Report of the 2001/2002 Judiciary Planning Committee and Three Year Strategic Plan 2003-2005
    Provincial Court Response to the Unified Family Court Justice Review Task Force Background Report


    NEWS RELEASES

    April 11, 2017 - Support Person Guidelines
    March 5, 2014 - The Chief Judge is pleased to announce the release of the DCC Evaluation Report. An Information Bulletin, issued jointly by the Court and the Ministry, provides further details including links to the report materials.
    January 31, 2014 - Assignment Court soft launch on February 3, 2014
    December 10, 2013 - RSS Feed Announcement
    December 1, 2013 - Press Release Simplified Criminal Front End Process
    Chief Judge Stansfield's interview with CKNW's Gord Macdonald - November 29, 2005
    Media Release April 15, 2005 - Report on Backlog in Vancouver Adult Criminal Court, January 2005
    BC Justice Review Task Force - Media Releases
    Media Release October 5, 2004
    Backlog Reduction Initiative
    Media Release May 13, 2003: Provincial Court Has A New Associate Chief Judge
    Media Release February 12, 2003
    Media Release November 18, 2002
    Media Release April 19, 2002
    Memorandum of Understanding Between: Ministry of Attorney General and Provincial Court Judiciary (April 19, 2002)
    Protocol Between: Ministry of Attorney General and Provincial Court Judiciary (April 19, 2002)
    Media Release regarding Court Closures (Feb 18th, 2002)
    Preliminary Assessment of Proposed Courthouse Closures (Feb 18th, 2002)


    CHIEF JUDGE's MESSAGE

    Message from the Chief Judge May 14,2020
    Message from the Chief Judge April 28,2020
    Message from the Chief Judge April 17,2020
    Message from the Chief Judge April 3,2020


    STATEMENTS

    April 06, 2016 – Post-Consultation Memorandum on Provincial Court Policy re criminal court record information available through Court Services Online
    March 15, 2012 – Statement on Judicial Independence from the Courts of British Columbia
    February 17, 2011 - Policies regarding public and media access in the Provincial Court of British Columbia
    Policies regarding Public and Media Access in The Provincial Court of British Columbia


    JUDICIAL RESOURCES

    Provincial Court Judge Complement Archive
    Report on Backlog in Vancouver Adult Criminal Court, January 2005