The Court of Appeal is the highest court in the province. It hears appeals from the Supreme Court, from the Provincial Court on some criminal matters, and reviews and appeals from some administrative boards and tribunals.
The Court of Appeal has a registrar who, in addition to other administrative duties, hears matters related to the settling of orders and bills of costs.
February 3, 2014
CONSULTATION PAPER ON E-FILING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL FACTUMS AND CRIMINAL STATEMENTS
The Court of Appeal is seeking input from the profession, the public and filing agents on a proposal to require mandatory e-filing of civil and criminal factums and criminal statements by January, 2016. E-filing of factums will not be required for self-represented litigants. The changes to the filing procedure and the requirements are outlined in the consultation paper, found on the Court's website. Comments may be submitted to FactumConsultation@courts.gov.bc.ca by April 30, 2014. Any comments received may be used anonymously in a public report.
January 13, 2014
REVISED PRACTICE DIRECTIVE - TIMELINE FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION/ACQUITTAL APPEALS
The Pilot Project for Criminal Appeals concluded December 31, 2013. This revised Practice Directive preserves the timelines set out in the Pilot Project and introduces some minor changes to the way criminal conviction/acquittal appeals are monitored by the Court.