Professional Notices

CBABC has curated this select list of Professional Notices, including Practice Directions and Notices to the Profession from BC Courts, the Law Society and the Land Title & Survey Authority.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided here; however, lawyers should rely on original sources of these notices for the most current information.

Note: Professional Notices are archived after one year.

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Professional Notice

REVISED Provincial Court of BC - NP 19: Court Operations during COVID-19

  • January 31, 2022

Courts are essential services, and variants of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant, spread the same way as the original COVID-19, and the prevention and exposure control measures already in place in courts continue to be effective at reducing the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Professional Notice

Court of Appeal for BC: Notice Regarding Modified Filing Directions in Civil and Criminal Appeals

  • December 16, 2021

Major changes in this notice include: the elimination of mandatory condensed books (which are still encouraged in larger appeals), changes to the timelines for the filing of paper copies of appeal records, factums, and statements after e-filing (now two weeks), changes to permitted filing methods including the reduction of the use of facsimile, and revised explanations on how to properly page number documents.

Professional Notice

NP 27: Interior Virtual Bail Hearings

  • November 29, 2021

Purpose: To facilitate the efficient scheduling and operation of virtual judicial interim release (bail) hearings in the Interior Region during court sitting hours on weekdays

Professional Notice

BC Court of Appeal Practice Directive (Civil and Criminal) Appearing before the Court

  • November 18, 2021

This practice directive deals with introducing and addressing either a division of the Court of Appeal, a Justice in chambers, or a Registrar. It is primarily for the benefit of more recently called members of the legal profession who are, or will be, making their first appearances before the Court, but may also be of use to those who are self-represented.