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.
June 27, 2014
CIVIL PRACTICE DIRECTIVES - SUBMISSION OF ELECTRONIC FACTUMS & STATEMENTS, SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
The Court has updated two of its practice directives. The first, Submission of Electronic Factums and Statements, will serve as an interim step while the Court's e-filing architecture is improved to allow factums to be filed. The major change is to make it mandatory, rather than optional, for the parties to deliver an electronic version of their factum or statement on CD-ROM, DVD, or memory stick when filing paper copies of factums or statements. It is effective on 1 October 2014. The second, Settlement Conferences, is an update from the Court's earlier directive, simplifying language and allowing a justice in chambers to refer appeals to the program. It is effective immediately.
June 27, 2014
CIVIL PRACTICE NOTE - COURT SITTINGS IN KAMLOOPS AND KELOWNA
The Registrar has updated the practice note titled Court Sittings in Kamloops and Kelowna. Recognizing that appeals are frequently of significance to the local community, the Court will now hear appeals originating from Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Salmon Arm in either Kamloops or Kelowna unless the Registrar directs otherwise. This practice note is effective immediately.
June 20, 2014
COURT OF APPEAL LEGAL COUNSEL
The British Columbia Court of Appeal welcomes Sally Rudolf as the Court's new Legal Counsel, effective July 14, 2014.
May 14, 2014
APPOINTMENT OF COURT OF APPEAL REGISTRAR
The British Columbia Court of Appeal welcomes the appointment of Timothy Outerbridge as the new Registrar of the Court. The appointment is effective June 30, 2014.