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FPD - 17: Divorce Applications

  • March 01, 2021

FPD - 15 - Divorce Applications dated June 25, 2020 is rescinded. This Practice Direction provides instruction to assist in the preparation of material in support of applications under Rule 10-10 and Rule 11-3 of the Supreme Court Family Rules.

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FPD - 16: Return Applications under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Procedural Requirements

  • March 01, 2021

The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction became the law in British Columbia on December 1, 1983 pursuant to Part 4 of the Family Relations Act and continues to be law pursuant to section 80 of the Family Law Act. This Practice Direction describes the procedural protocol which the court has adopted to ensure that return applications are dealt with expeditiously.

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CRIM 12: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference During COVID-19

  • February 01, 2021

Purpose: There are two main purposes behind these pre-trial conferences. The first is to reduce the number of files being set for trial by helping to ensure that only those requiring a trial are actually set for hearing. The second purpose is to manage those files that are to be set for trial to ensure that accurate time estimates have been determined prior to dates being set and ensure hearings complete on time as scheduled.

Insurance Considerations for Not-for-profits and Charities

  • January 28, 2021

This meeting was held at 04:30 PM at Zoom online - CBA Platform in Vancouver, BC, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Nikki Keith, Partner at Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc., Karen Zimmer, Partner at Alexander Holburn .

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PD-59 Forms of Address for Parties and Counsel in Proceedings

  • December 16, 2020

This Practice Direction clarifies how parties and/or counsel can advise the Court, other parties, and counsel of their pronouns and form of address.

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FAM 08 Early Resolution Process and Expedited Court Process to Change or Suspend Child or Spousal Support Due to COVID-19

  • December 07, 2020

Purpose & Application: The purpose of this Practice Direction is to set out the early resolution process and expedited court process that is available (but not required) for a party who is only seeking a suspension or change to an existing agreement or Provincial Court order about child support or spousal support as a result of a change in income since January 2020 that is related to COVID-19.

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CRIM 13: Initial Appearance Court During COVID-19

  • October 07, 2020

The purpose of this Practice Direction is to set out some guidelines to govern the resumption of IAR while ensuring that people only come to IAR in-person when necessary.

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FAM 09 Consent Adjournment (FLA/FMEA)

  • July 22, 2020

Purpose: To set out the procedure for adjourning matters under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (FLA) or the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 127 (FMEA) from one family remand date to another or to adjourn generally.