New approach to resolving family law disputes launched in Victoria Provincial Court

  • May 13, 2019

The Provincial Court and the Ministry of the Attorney General are collaborating on an initiative to change the rules of procedure for family matters in Provincial Court. As part of that process they are launching a program in Victoria on May 13, 2019 to try out key aspects of a new approach, evaluate how they work, and apply the lessons learned before making permanent changes to the rules.

Appointment of Judges to the Provincial Court of British Columbia

  • May 10, 2019

"It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has signed Orders in Council appointing Tina Dion, Glenn Lee, and David Silverman to the Court as full time judges." - Melissa Gillespie, Chief Judge, Provincial Court of British Columbia

Judicial Appointment to the Court of Appeal for BC

  • May 06, 2019

The Honourable M. Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal of Yukon. Justice DeWitt-Van Oosten replaces Mr. Justice S.D. Frankel (Vancouver), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective April 1, 2019.

In Memoriam of Mr. David Hart

  • April 29, 2019

"It is with profound sadness and very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Donald Hart on April 13, 2019. Loving husband, supportive father, doting 'Poppy', loyal friend and esteemed colleague. David was the epitome of a true gentleman through and through and had one of the kindest souls ever."