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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 .

Practice Direction

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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Practice Direction

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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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.

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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.

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.

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Practice Direction

CRIM 02 Elections under Section 536 Criminal Code of Canada

  • September 20, 2019

Purpose: To set out procedures for elections pursuant to section 536 of the Criminal Code of Canada arising from amendments to the preliminary inquiry provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada that came into force on June 01, 2004 and September 19, 2019.