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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.

Minutes, Archived Recording

Mediation, Arbitrations, PC in the Age of Covid19

  • May 13, 2020

This meeting was held at 11:00 AM at Online in Victoria, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Marge Thompson, Mary Mouat Q.C., Aesha Faux, and Beatriz Contreras.

ADR - Victoria, Family Law - Victoria

Standard Undertakings - Real Property

  • April 27, 2020

Including: Buyer’s Lawyer to Seller’s Lawyer Enclosing Conveyancing Documents, Contract of Purchase and Sale of a Leasehold Interest in Indian Reserve Lands and Mobile Homes Standard Undertakings.

Commercial & Real Estate - Okanagan, Commercial & Real Estate - Vancouver Island, Real Property - Vancouver

Minutes, Archived Recording

Empathy: from theory to application in ADR

  • April 23, 2020

This meeting was held at 05:30 PM via Zoom. Guest speaker was Brad Crewson, Mediator, Facilitator & Trainer in Victoria, BC.

ADR - Nanaimo