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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.

Court of Appeal Act amendments improve access to justice

  • March 15, 2021

The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Court of Appeal Act that, if passed, will make the process of filing an appeal easier to understand and more efficient for lawyers and people who are self represented.

Judicial Appointments to the Provincial Court of British Columbia

  • March 12, 2021

"It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has signed Orders in Council appointing three new provincial court judges to the Provincial Court. The new judge appointments are J Martin Nadon, Jodie Harris and Michelle Stanford Q.C." - Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie

Province extends suspension of civil jury trials

  • March 02, 2021

The Province is extending the current suspension of civil jury trials in the Supreme Court of B.C. by an additional year to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the courts.

Provincial Court of BC: NP 19 Court Operations During COVID-19

  • March 01, 2021

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.