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Provincial Court of BC: NP 23 Circuit Court Sittings During COVID-19

  • August 07, 2020

Purpose: 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.

Court Updates: COVID-19

  • August 07, 2020

The most current updates and notices for the Court of Appeal for BC, the Supreme Court of BC, and the Provincial Court of BC.

After the pandemic: David Lametti and Vivene Salmon

  • August 06, 2020

Yves Faguy speaks with Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti, and CBA President Vivene Salmon about how the justice system has coped with the pandemic, the digitalization of our courts, funding legal aid and criminal law reform.

In memoriam: Gerald J. Lecovin, QC

  • August 04, 2020

Gerald J. Lecovin, QC passed away last weekend. His career spanned more than six decades and CBABC is grateful for his many contributions.

Provincial Court of BC: NP 21 Guide to Remote Proceedings

  • July 29, 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).

Provincial Court of BC: NP 19 - COVID-19 Resumption of Further Court Operations

  • July 29, 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.