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What is happening to Court of Appeal cases during COVID-19?

18, 09-2020

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 August 19, 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. 

Service and filing deadlines were suspended until September 14, 2020. All filings must now be submitted by their respective deadlines.. The Court of Appeal has also created a webinar to assist people with electronic filing.

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