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

Updated
08, 07-2020

All regular court operations are suspended until further notice. The Court will hear urgent and essential matters, but has begun to expand the types of issues that can be heard. 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. Effective July 13, 2020, the Request for Urgent Hearing process for civil, family and insolvency matters will no longer be available. Parties who have emergency applications should follow the processes set out in Notice No. 34.                                                               
  • 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.

Continue to check the BC Supreme Court website for updates.

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