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Professional Notice

SM CL 02 - Small Claims Proceedings

  • July 18, 2022

This Practice Direction sets: (A) the default method of attendance for small claims proceedings; and (B) the timelines and processes for litigants to file required documents with the Court and, in some instances, serve the documents, in advance of a trial conference, settlement conference, application to a judge, payment hearing, or Rule 9.1 simplified trial.

Professional Notice

NP 21: Remote Attendance in the Provincial Court

  • July 18, 2022

This Notice provides direction and information for anyone who will attend a virtual or in-person proceeding in the Provincial Court remotely by audioconference (including telephone or Microsoft Teams) or videoconference (including Microsoft Teams).

CBABC Announcement

CBABC Statement on Le v British Columbia (Attorney General)

  • July 12, 2022

The Supreme Court of British Columbia struck down the Attorney General’s limit of 6% of total damages on July 8, 2022, a regulation that limited the recovery of disbursements for successful parties in personal injury actions arising from motor vehicle accidents.

Legal News

Judicial Appointments to the Provincial Court of BC

  • July 11, 2022

"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 and one judicial justice to the Provincial Court. The new judge appointments are Kasandra Cronin, QC, David Ruse and Tamara Hodge."