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Professional Notice

Notice Regarding Modified Filing Directions in Civil and Criminal Appeals

  • April 12, 2021

This Notice provides modified directions on filing documents in civil and criminal appeals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It rescinds and replaces all previous versions of this Notice. The updated information in this Notice focuses on allowing e-filing in criminal matters, minor changes to formatting of documents, and eliminating restrictions on e-filing for sealed appeals or appeals involving publication bans.

Legal News

Judicial appointment to the Federal Court

  • April 06, 2021

Lobat Sadrehashemi, Senior Counsel and Clinic Lead at the Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Federal Court. Madam Justice Sadrehashemi replaces Mr. Justice K.M. Boswell, who retired effective January 29, 2021.

Legal News

Judicial Appointments in British Columbia

  • March 24, 2021

“I wish Justices Marchand and Kirchner every success as they take on their new roles. I am confident they will serve the people of British Columbia well as members of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of British Columbia.” —The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

CBABC Media Coverage

BIV: How the pandemic is changing how the law is administered

  • March 24, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association’s BC branch is calling for several changes to the law and its administration as a result of lessons we’ve learned in the pandemic that affect individuals and businesses. Jennifer Brun, the president of the CBABC, joins BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe for a conversation on the Agenda for Justice report from the association.

Legal News

Ian Mulgrew: David Eby redefining role of attorney-general

  • March 21, 2021

The attorney-general is supposed to be the least controversial of cabinet posts — a position demanding the disinterested mien of someone impervious to political winds or vested interests. Tell that to David Eby, who has been among the most partisan and pugnacious of NDP ministers since his appointment in July 2017.