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Updated June 2021
The Provincial Court of BC has taken steps to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, including preparing to hold some family, child protection and small claims conferences by telephone or video instead of in person. This eNews provides information about how to prepare for and participate in these conferences.
To comply with the advice of public health officials to minimize the number of people physically in courthouses, the Court transitioned to an “essential services model” in March, limiting hearings primarily to urgent matters.
The year was 1984. The Office of the Chief Judge had asked Administrative Judges around the province to have photographs taken of the judges in their districts. The judges in the Cariboo District convened a meeting to discuss the project.
Which recently retired BC Provincial Court judge is a published author with two books to his credit – one of short fiction and the other of poetry? Literary reviewers have described him as “a writer of exceptional talent” and “an elegant literary stylist” who uses “language as taut as an Emily Dickinson poem” with both “musicality” and “razor wit”.
Enactment of the Provincial Court Act in 1969 created the Provincial Court of British Columbia. For the last fifty years, this Court’s focused efforts to provide an accessible, fair, efficient, and innovative system of justice have made it a leader in Canada.