Podcasts and Videos

Videos

On the Provincial Court of British Columbia YouTube channel you’ll find videos on:

  • an introduction to the Court and its innovations
  • our specialized Indigenous, Drug Treatment, and Community courts
  • our Circuit Courts
  • a retiring judge’s reflections
  • small claims procedures

Podcasts

The Court has collaborated with LegalListening.com to provide podcasts of some of our most popular eNews articles. Beginning March 2, 2021 an eNews podcast will be posted every week for several weeks. Bookmark this page or follow us on Twitter @BCProvCourt to get each podcast as it’s posted. (Podcasts provide general information only and should not be used as authority in court proceedings or as a substitute for legal advice.)

How do I prepare for a Family Court Trial? - written eNews with links to more information

How to enforce a small claims court payment order – with a payment hearing - written eNews with links to more information

What can I expect at a Traffic Court Hearing - written eNews with links to more information

What’s the difference between a conditional discharge and a conditional sentence?
Links provided in the podcast:
Criminal Cases
FAQs

What is hearsay evidence?
Links provided in the podcast:
BC Laws
Talk to a lawyer
Get more info or legal advice
The First Rule About Evidence: It Must be Relevant

Do Canadian judges use gavels?
Links provided in the podcast:
Access to Court Proceedings policy - BC Provincial Court policy on televising proceedings
Simon Chester Slaw post
Inappropriate gavels’ Twitter account and blog
Simon Fodden Slaw post
Stock photos of courtrooms and related images

Can evidence of a polygraph test be used in court?
Links provided in the podcast:
Valuable BC Resources - CLBC and Clicklaw eNews

Oaths and alternatives, past and present, in BC courts
Links provided in the podcast:
Revised NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health and Safety Protocols - provisions for oaths and affirmations during the pandemic

Why do Canadian judges wear robes?
Links provided in the podcast:
CPAC video Inside the Supreme Court of Canada: The Robes

How do I dispute a ticket and prepare for a traffic court hearing?

Links provided in the podcast:
Guide to Disputing a Ticket
BC Acts in Alphabetical Order
Motor Vehicle Act
Finding A Lawyer
Preparing for a Criminal Trial