Parties may now request that their appeal hearing proceed in a courtroom or by Zoom videoconference. See the Court of Appeal website for up to date information on closures and modified procedure during the COVID-19 crisis. On July 7, 2020, the Chief Justice of BC issued an updated Notice to the Public Regarding the Court of Appeal for British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19. On May 14, 2020, the Court published a Notice to the Public Regarding Video Conference Proceedings in the Court of Appeal which explains how you can observe Court of Appeal hearings if you wish. Please review for updated information on the Court of Appeal’s operations.
While service and filing deadlines are now suspended until July 27, 2020, the registry is still accepting filings.