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What is happening in my BC Supreme Court case during COVID-19?

18, 09-2020

Most courts have returned to their regular operations, but there are enhanced safety measures in place. Be sure to check HERE for updated information on the BC Supreme Court.

  • Family and Civil Matters and Insolvency Matters: All civil and family trials scheduled to begin on or after June 8, 2020 will resume, unless the Court otherwise directs. Contact your registry for more information. The Request for Urgent Hearing process for civil, family and insolvency matters is no longer available. Parties who have emergency applications should follow the processes set out in Notice No. 34All civil jury selections are suspended and jury trials are cancelled up to and including October 1, 2021.                                                           
  • Effective June 30, the Court will resume registrar hearings. For more information, click HERE.

  • Criminal Matters: During the suspension of regular court operations, the Court established a temporary process to manage requests for hearings of essential or urgent criminal matters while registries were not providing in-person services. Effective July 13, 2020, the request for an urgent hearing process will be discontinued and the regular processes will resume except as noted in Notice No. 33. The Court will resume criminal jury selections and trials on September 8, 2020. See Notice No. 38.

Continue to check the BC Supreme Court website for updates.

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