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.

Once the consultant has viewed those court locations, we will work with government to implement the recommended changes so that existing matters can be heard in those locations in a timely way. In some locations this work has been completed and in-person hearings are noted below.

In other locations when the circuit courts have been modified to address COVID related concerns, including ensuring that physical distancing can be maintained, they will be opened and scheduled matters will proceed. Until these circuit courts have been re-opened, matters on the circuit court list locations will be heard on the day they are scheduled by audioconference. Either the audioconference information or the contact information for the Registry to obtain call in details is listed beside each Court location.

Counsel are encouraged to use the Consent Requisition or Consent Arraignment forms to have files removed from the list prior to the scheduled court date if nothing substantial will occur on that date. We have attached a list below of the Judicial Case Managers and the circuit courts they are responsible for scheduling.

If you require legal assistance with your matter, you may contact Legal Aid at 1-866-577-2525.

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1. ADJOURNED MATTERS

Matters currently scheduled in Creston, Fernie, Invermere and New Aiyansh for the dates in the table immediately below are adjourned until the “adjourned to” date without the parties having to attend Court. A party or counsel may contact the Judicial Case Manager at the applicable court location prior to the “adjourned to” date and arrange to have the Court determine, by telephone, whether the matter is urgent.

COURT LOCATION IF YOUR MATTER WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR… YOUR MATTER IS ADJOURNED TO...
Creston July 9, 2020 August 7, 2020
Fernie July 23, 2020 September 1, 2020
Invermere July 7, 2020 July 27, 2020
New Aiyansh July 6, 2020 September 14 ,2020

2. MATTERS SCHEDULED

Matters currently scheduled on the dates and in the locations set out below will be heard on the day they were originally scheduled either in-person or, alternatively, by audioconference.

INTERIOR
REGION
COURT
LOCATION
DATE MATTERS SCHEDULED JUDICIAL CASE MANAGER CONTACT YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD.... IF YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD BY AUDIO CONFERENCE PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT REGISTRY FOR DIAL IN INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED DATE
Golden July 14 EKootenays.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
In-person not applicable
Invermere July 14, 15, and 16 EKootenays.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
In-person not applicable
Lillooet July 14, 15, and 16 Kamloops.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-828-4344
Merritt July 7, 8, 9, 10 Kamloops.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-828-4344
Princeton July 7, 8 and 9 Penticton.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-492-1231
Revelstoke July 7, 8 and 9 Vernon.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-832-1610

 


NORTHERN
REGION
COURT
LOCATION
DATE
MATTERS
SCHEDULED
JUDICIAL
CASE
MANAGER
CONTACT
YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD.... IF YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD BY AUDIO CONFERENCE PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT REGISTRY FOR DIAL IN INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED DATE (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED BELOW)
100 Mile House July 7 Cariboo.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference You do not need to call the registry, you can use the following link on the scheduled date: +1 604-335-9540 Canada, Vancouver (Toll) (844) 884-5561 Canada (Toll-free) Conference ID: 957 944 071#
Burns Lake July 14, 15,
and 16
Smithers.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
In-person not applicable
Chetwynd July 9 Peace.District.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference You do not need to call the registry, you can use the following link on the scheduled date: +1 604-335-9540 Canada, Vancouver (Toll) (844) 884-5561 Canada (Toll-free) Conference ID: 541 230 15#
Fort St. James July 15
and 16
PG.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-614-2700
Hazelton July 7 to 9 Smithers.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-847-7376
Houston July 13 Smithers.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-847-7376
Kitimat July 9 Terrace.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference You do not need to call the registry, you can use the following link on the scheduled date: +1 604-335-9540 Canada, Vancouver (Toll) (844) 884-5561 Canada (Toll-free) Conference ID: 495 017 451#
Vanderhoof July 6, 7 PG.Scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference You do not need to call the registry, you can use the following link on the scheduled date: +1 604-335-9540 Canada, Vancouver (Toll) (844) 884-5561 Canada (Toll-free) Conference ID: 903 810 115#
VANCOVER ISLAND
COURT
LOCATION
DATE
MATTERS
SCHEDULED
JUDICIAL
CASE
MANAGER
CONTACT
YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD.... IF YOUR MATTER WILL BE HEARD BY AUDIO CONFERENCE PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT REGISTRY FOR DIAL IN INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED DATE (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED BELOW)
Ganges July 17 dun.scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-746-1258
Tofino July 6 PortAlberni.scheduling
@provincialcourt.bc.ca
By audio conference 250-720-2424

THE FOREGOING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND ANY UPDATED DIRECTIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE COURT’S WEBSITE.