NP 15 Assignment of Duties to Justice Centre Justices of the Peace

  • August 22, 2018

Date Issued: 22 August 2018
Effective Date: 01 October 2018
NP 15

JUSTICE CENTRE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ASSIGNMENT OF DUTIES PURSUANT TO S. 11 OF THE PROVINCIAL COURT ACT

The following are the duties, classes of cases or matters to which Justice Centre Justices of the Peace are assigned:

1. a. All matters relating to receiving informations.
b. Issuing process compelling the attendance of a person except:

  1. Private informations pursuant to s. 507.1 of the Criminal Code;
  2. Where such process requires a warrant or authorization to enter a dwelling house, premises or other place;
  3. Subpoenas requiring opposing counsel to give evidence.

2. a. Consent remand(s) of persons in custody pursuant to section 516 of the Criminal Code where the accused is represented. This assignment does not include making no contact orders under s. 516(2) of the Criminal Code.
b. All matters relating to voluntary appearances on unexecuted small claims warrants of arrest issued under Small Claims Rule 14(6) and releases of persons arrested on warrants issued under Provincial Court (Family) Rule 6(13) and Provincial Court (Adult Guardianship) Rule 3(8).

3. All matters relating to the perfection of bail.

4. Receiving oaths, affirmations, affidavits and declarations as required by federal or provincial Evidence Acts or otherwise by law.

History of Notice to the Profession and Public

  • Original Notice to the Profession and Public issued on August 22, 2018 and effective October 1, 2018 (removes from previous Assignment: (i) “all matters involving judicial interim release that are uncontested as to release and the form and conditions of release including uncontested variations of existing release orders and making a detention order where counsel consent”; and (ii) making a no contact order under s. 516(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada where the accused is represented and by consent).

Melissa Gillespie
Acting Chief Judge
Provincial Court of British Columbia

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