Supreme Court of British Columbia
Criminal Practice Direction
Criminal Pre-Trial Conference Process
Number: CPD - 1
Effective Date: 2022/11/25
This Criminal Practice Direction describes the requirements for pre-trial conferences in criminal trials and extradition hearings.
The process and procedures described in this Criminal Practice Direction were developed by the Sub-Committee of the Criminal Law Committee to improve the management of criminal proceedings and the efficiency and effectiveness of criminal trials.
A pilot project began in four registries on March 1, 2010. With this Criminal Practice Direction, the features of the pilot project, with some revision, will apply indefinitely in all Supreme Court registries in British Columbia.
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