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Practice Direction

SM. CL. 02 - Small Claims Proceedings During COVID-19

  • April 19, 2021

This Practice Direction sets: (A) the default method of hearing and appearance for small claims proceedings; and (B) the timelines and processes for litigants to file required documents with the Court and, in some instances, serve the documents, in advance of a trial conference, settlement conference, application to a judge, payment hearing, or Rule 9.1 simplified trial.

Practice Direction

CRIM 14 - Northern Bail Pilot Project

  • April 19, 2021

To set out the directions for centralized virtual bail hearings in virtual courtrooms during court sitting hours on weekdays in the Northern Region.

Practice Direction

Notice Regarding Modified Filing Directions in Civil and Criminal Appeals

  • April 12, 2021

This Notice provides modified directions on filing documents in civil and criminal appeals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It rescinds and replaces all previous versions of this Notice. The updated information in this Notice focuses on allowing e-filing in criminal matters, minor changes to formatting of documents, and eliminating restrictions on e-filing for sealed appeals or appeals involving publication bans.

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Practice Direction

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FPD - 15 - Divorce Applications dated June 25, 2020 is rescinded.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 13: Initial Appearance Court During COVID-19

  • February 02, 2021

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.