eNews: Law

Posted to: Law | 09/01/2024

It's not easy when a family is separating. A common issue (and one that can be particularly difficult) is “What happens to the family pet?”. Until now, if a separating couple couldn’t agree, only the BC Supreme Court could decide which partner would have the pet.

Posted to: Law | 08/08/2023

Sometimes matters in small claims court are set for a trial conference. Trial conferences take place in small claims court before a trial. This article explains what trial conferences are, when you might have one, how you should prepare, and what might happen there.

Posted to: Law | 19/12/2022

Under the Child, Family and Community Service Act judges conduct hearings to decide whether parents’ care of a child should be supervised by a social worker, or whether children must be removed from their parents’ care because of abuse or neglect.

Posted to: Law | 08/11/2022

BC laws state that Provincial Court judges must deal with applications for recounts in municipal elections. This eNews answers some questions you might have after reading news reports about judicial recounts in BC’s recent municipal elections. Why are judges drawing lots? Why are some applications for recount dismissed?

Posted to: Law | 03/10/2022

For the last two years the BC Provincial Court has been working collaboratively with the provincial government on changes to the rules governing procedure in small claims cases. On August 16, 2021, changes to the Small Claims Rules laid the groundwork for people to attend small claims proceedings remotely, either by telephone or video-conference.