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I had a court date. What happens during the COVID-19 health crisis?

Updated
13, 07-2021

Most BC courts have returned to their regular operations, but there are enhanced safety measures in place. The majority of hearings are taking place virtually on the date scheduled. Check the notices of the relevant court for details about upcoming hearings and adjournments.  

Most recent notice for Provincial: NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION AND PUBLIC COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19

Most recent notice for Supreme: Index of Supreme Court COVID-19 Notices

Most recent notice for Appeal: Notice Regarding Modified Court of Appeal Procedures and Access to Court Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a child protection case all statutorily mandated matters, including the initial presentation hearing and the protection hearing, are urgent hearings and will proceed on the day they are scheduled by telephone.

You can go to bccourts.ca for the most updated information.

If you are still unsure whether your matter will proceed, please contact your respective courthouse, litigator or case manager.

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