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Practice Direction

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.

Practice Direction

FAM 07 CFCSA Consent Requisitions

  • July 16, 2020

Purpose: To set out the procedure for adjourning matters under the Child, Family and Community Service Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 46 (CFCSA) where all parties consent.

Practice Direction

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

  • July 02, 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 onlyseeking 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.

Practice Direction

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

  • July 02, 2020

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.

Minutes, Archived Recording

Non-Profit Real Estate Development

  • June 18, 2020

The high-profile topic of non-for-profit residential real estate development will be addressed from the perspectives of a housing provider, a municipal policy-maker, and a lawyer whose clientele includes charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law

Practice Direction

CRIM 13: Initial Appearance Court During COVID-19

  • June 12, 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.