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Court Updates: COVID-19

  • July 13, 2020

The following updates from all Federal and Provincial Courts will be updated as new information is released. 

Provincial Court of BC: Notice to the Profession and Public: Guide to Remote Proceedings

  • July 13, 2020

This Notice provides information for anyone who will appear before the Provincial Court for a remote proceeding beginning May 7, 2020 until further notice. In this Notice, the term “remote proceeding” means a hearing or case conference conducted by audioconference (including telephone or Microsoft Teams) or videoconference (including Microsoft Teams).

NP 19: COVID-19 Resumption of Further Court Operations

  • July 13, 2020

The Provincial Court of BC recognizes that the Province is still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Public Health Officers of Canada and the Province still require people to keep a safe distance from each other, but currently there can be a cautious reopening of public places with health and safety protocols in place to minimize the transmission of the virus. Taking this into account, the Provincial Court has developed the plan set out in this Notice to resume further court operations.

Provincial Court of BC: COVID-19 Updates

  • July 13, 2020

Chief Judge Gillespie has issued five updated notices today. Highlights are outlined below. Please note that while Provincial Court registries are now accepting all filings in-person, people are encouraged to use remote filing options, including email, to reduce the number of people in courthouses.

Provincial Court of BC: Circuit Court Updates

  • July 03, 2020

The BC Provincial Court sits in many court locations in the province. Currently, we are working with government and in some cases, local communities, to have the consultant that government has retained view the circuit courts and make recommendations about what steps need to be taken to make those courts safe and accessible to members of the public.