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Professional Notice

PD - 27: Communicating with the Court

  • January 11, 2023

This Practice Direction sets out guidelines that parties and counsel should follow in the limited circumstances when corresponding with the Court is permitted.

Professional Notice

NP 31: Processing Outstanding Arrest Warrants for Accused with Existing Bail During Courthouse Registry Business Hours

  • January 09, 2023

Purpose: To describe the process to be followed when an adult or youth accused with existing bail attends a courthouse during courthouse registry business hours to voluntarily deal with an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Provincial Court of British Columbia. This process was previously set out in Appendix “C” to Criminal Practice Direction 14 (CRIM 14). This Notice replaces that appendix and applies throughout the province.

CBABC Submission

CBA Intervention: Single Mothers' Alliance v. BC

  • December 20, 2022

On December 15th, 2022, the Supreme Court of BC granted Single Mothers’ Alliance public interest standing in their constitutional challenge to BC’s family law legal aid system.