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I was a witness for an upcoming Provincial trial. What should I do?

13, 07-2021

Litigants and lawyers should be in contact with witnesses and prepare for their trials to proceed as scheduled. Reach out to your litigator if you have not been contacted.

Lawyers and self-represented litigants should attend court on the date scheduled at 9:00 AM to advise if they are ready to proceed. After hearing from them, the Court will decide whether to grant any adjournments sought and decide which trials will proceed. All witnesses and any parties represented by lawyers are to wait outside the courthouse and be within a 30 minute distance and be prepared to attend and testify in court. Effective November 25, 2020, all people attending courthouses in BC are required to wear masks while inside a courthouse. You must also be able to confirm that you have not traveled outside Canada within 14 days of your anticipated in-person appearance in a courtroom. For further information, see the Notice to the Profession and Public.