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

Supreme Court of BC: Expansion of the Masters Chambers Pilot

  • June 01, 2023

As set out in the Masters Chambers Pilot Project Notice, the Masters Chambers Pilot Project (the “Project”), which allows for electronic filing of chambers application records in PDF format through Court Services Online, will be expanded commencing on June 19, 2023.

Professional Notice

NP 28: Current Court Operations

  • April 20, 2023

As COVID-19 still actively circulates in our communities and the requirement to self-isolate for those who test positive for COVID-19 continues, the Court recognizes the need to accommodate remote appearances in order to maintain court operations.

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.

Professional Notice

AN - 18: General Requirements for Microsoft Teams Video Hearings

  • February 14, 2023

This Administrative Notice sets out the technical and other requirements for anyone participating in a court hearing by Microsoft Teams Video. It also provides information on how members of the media or the public can attend such proceedings. This information was previously included in the Court’s COVID19 Notice No. 47.

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.