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

26, 02-2021

After July 3, 2020, the Provincial Court of BC will resume all previously scheduled in-person proceedings in all criminal, family and small claims matters.  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. For further information, see the Notice to the Profession and Public.