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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 Memos & 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Rescinded - NP 09 South Peace Family Mediation Initiative (Northern Navigator) - November 11, 2019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 - October 7, 2020
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 Court Operations During COVID-19 - January 31, 2022
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - January 10, 2022
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - January 4, 2022
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - September 1, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - July 2, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - June 14, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - June 04, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - May 17, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - April 19, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - March 1, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - February 16, 2021
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - December 21, 2020
Expired - NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19 - December 7, 2020
  Expired - Memo re Judicial Authorizations at the Justice Centre During COVID 19
Expired - NP 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 Virtual Proceedings and Remote Attendance in the Provincial Court - November 30, 2021
Expired - NP 21 Virtual Proceedings and Remote Attendance in the Provincial Court - November 30, 2021
Expired - NP 21 Virtual Proceedings and Remote Attendance in the Provincial Court - July 15, 2021
Expired - NP 21 Guide to Virtual Proceedings - March 10, 2021
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 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - March 11, 2022
Expired - NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - February 9, 2022
Expired - NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - January 31, 2022
Expired - NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - September 1, 2021
Expired - NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - August 25, 2021
Expired - NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols - July 2, 2021
Expired - NP 22 Resuming In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 - February 16, 2021
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
(Rescinded) - NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings during COVID-19 - October 7, 2020
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 - January 29, 2021
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 - ACC-1 - Access to Court Proceedings - November 31, 2021
Expired - NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices - June 14, 2021
Expired - NP 07 Termination of Small Claims Rule 7.2 Court Mediation Program - July 31, 2015
Expired - NP 08 Termination of Small Claims Rule 7.4 Mediations (Robson Square Registry) - January 4, 2015
Expired - NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices - May 07, 2021
Expired - ACC-4 - Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms - May 18, 2021
Expired - GEN 01 Fax Filing Registries - Family and Small Claims - May 1, 2018
Expired - GEN 04 Subpoenas Requiring Opposing Counsel to Give Evidence - March 14, 2018
Expired - NP 11 Use of a Support Person in Civil and Family Proceedings - January 9, 2020
Expired - NP 16 Assignment of Duties to Judicial Justices - January 24, 2019
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 - CRIM 03 Daytime Judicial Authorization Applications - September 15, 2021
Expired - 2013_CPD-1 CCFM Practice Direction - November 8, 2021
Expired - CRIM 08 CCFM Rules Simplified Front End Process - November 8, 2021
Expired - CRIM 03 Daytime Judicial Authorization Applications - June 14, 2021
Expired - CRIM 03 Daytime Search Warrant Applications - February 23, 2015
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 01 Mandatory Parenting after Separation - February 23, 2015
Expired - FAM 02 Searching Registry File - Rule 20(10) - February 23, 2015
Expired - FAM 03 Scheduling of Continuations - February 23, 2015
Expired - FAM 04 Procedural Protocol - Return Applications under the 1980 Hague Convention - February 23, 2015
Expired - FAM 05 Guardianship Applications When There Is An Existing Order - February 23, 2015
Expired - FAM 06 After-Hours Emergency Family Applications - May 12, 2015
Expired - FAM 09 Consent Adjournment (FLA_FMEA) July 22, 2020
Expired - FAM 08 Change or Suspend Child or Spousal Support due to COVID-19 - December 7, 2020
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 - SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19 - January 10, 2022
Expired - SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19 - January 4, 2022
Expired - SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19 - April 19, 2021
Expired - SM CL 02 Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19 - May 25, 2021
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

Appointment & Retirement Announcements

Other Announcements



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

June 22, 2020 - Important details about criminal Initial Appearances & criminal, family, youth and small claims trials
February 5, 2020 - Court offers stock photos for media use
January 7, 2020 - B.C. Provincial Court wins two Clawbies!
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 MEMOS & MESSAGES

Expired June 14, 2021 - Memo re Judicial Authorizations at Justice Centre During COVID 19
Expired - Memo re Updated Directions re Judicial Authorizations at Justice Centre
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