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Legislative Update

Act in Force: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Act

  • March 17, 2023

The Province of British Columbia has announced a day of court closure and reflective holiday for public service employees on October 2, in lieu of the observation of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept 30.

Legal News

Golden Courthouse Closure

  • March 15, 2023

The Provincial Court will work with the government to find an alternate location for Provincial Court hearings scheduled at this courthouse.

Professional Notice

BC Court of Appeal Practice Directive: Appearing before the Court

  • March 14, 2023

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.

Legal News

New legislation will reduce barriers for people

  • March 08, 2023

British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to systematically amend provincial laws to remove outdated gendered and binary language, better reflecting the diversity of the province and ensuring everyone can access provincial programs and services.