Court Rules Implementation Monitoring Initiative

The new Supreme Court civil and family law rules come into effect on 1 July 2010. The CBABC has established two subcommittees to monitor implementation of the new rules, gather feedback about what works and what does not work, and distribute information to the membership about how the new rules are being interpreted.

The Civil Rules Subcommittee is composed of Bill Veenstra of Jenkins Marzban Logan in Vancouver, and Charlotte Salomon of McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson in Victoria. The members of the Family Law Rules Subcommittee are David Dundee of Paul & Company in Kamloops, and John-Paul Boyd of Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger in Vancouver.
 

Feedback

The subcommittees need your help! Click on the links below to give your feedback about the new rules.

Civil Rules Comment Form
Family Rules Comment Form

As well, please send any reasons for judgment interpreting the civil rules to Bill Veenstra and those on the family law rules to John-Paul Boyd.

 

Submissions to Rules Revision Committee

The subcommittees will consolidate feedback on the new rules and make submissions to the Rules Revision Committee in December 2010 and July 2011, and possibly at earlier dates if appropriate. The submissions will be made available for download and comment on this webpage.

 

Member Updates

A library of reasons for judgment interpreting the new rules will be available through this webpage and the subcommittees will issue periodic updates to the membership summarizing these case authorities, amendments to the new rules and trends in their interpretation.

Civil Rules: Subscribe to Updates for Members
Family Rules: Subscribe to Updates for Members

 

Supreme Court of British Columbia

Practice Directions and Administrative Notices

June 28, 2010
Civil
Family
 

New Civil Rules

Civil Rules — Forms — Fillable Forms
Appendix A — Forms
Appendix B — Party and Party Costs
Appendix C — Fees
 

Amendments to Civil Rules

July 29, 2010
May 5, 2010
 

Flowcharts

Petition to Court
Disputed Notice of Civil Claim
 

Other Documents

Key Features: Civil Rules and Court Fees
Civil Rules Quick Reference Guide
Table of Concordance
Civil Forms — Table of Concordance
Civil Fees
Common Civil and Family Rules
 

Reports

Effective and Affordable Civil Justice
(Civil Justice Reform Working Group) 
 

New Family Rules

Family Rules — Forms — Fillable Forms
Appendix A — Forms
Appendix B — Costs
Appendix C — Fees
 

Amendments to Family Rules

July 29, 2010
May 5, 2010
 

Flowcharts

Family Law Case (With or Without Divorce)
Flow of Family Law Case Commenced by Notice of Family Claim
Rule 10-1 Choosing the Right Procedure
Rule 10-6 Chambers Applications For Non Final and Change Orders (Without Consent)
Obtaining Non Final Orders and Orders to Rescind, Change or Suspend a Final Order
 

Other Documents

Key Features: Family Rules and Court Fees
Family Rules Quick Reference Guide
Table of Concordance
Family Forms — Table of Concordance
Family Fees
Common Civil and Family Rules
 

Reports

A New Justice System for Families and Children
(Family Justice Reform Working Group)
 

Chamber's Practice

Chambers Practice [PD-28]
Resolution of the CBABC Family Law-Westminster Section (Rule 10-6)