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.
January 12, 2015
JUDICIAL RETIREMENT - THE HONOURABLE MADAM JUSTICE RISA LEVINE
Madam Justice Levine has retired from the Court of Appeal effective 31 December 2014.
January 8, 2015
WELCOMING CEREMONY - THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE JOHN SAVAGE
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert Bauman is pleased to advise that there will be a formal ceremony to welcome the Honourable Mr. Justice John Savage to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
This welcoming ceremony will be held on Friday, 20 February 2015, at 4:15 p.m. in Courtroom 60 of the Vancouver Law Courts.
January 5, 2015
CIVIL RULE REFORM CONSULTATION
The Court is initiating a consultation with the public regarding civil rule reform. Details may be found here. The deadline to respond is March 31, 2015.
December 11, 2014
The British Columbia Court of Appeal welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Mr. Justice John Savage, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of Yukon. The appointment is effective immediately. For further information, please see the announcement from the Department of Justice.
October 24, 2014
CIVIL & CRIMINAL PRACTICE NOTE - ADDRESSING THE COURT
The Court has issued a Practice Note, effective 24 October 2014, to assist junior counsel and self-represented litigants with how to address the Court. The Practice Note can be found here.
October 15, 2014
CONSULTATION RESPONSE - E-FILING OF FACTUMS AND STATEMENTS
This year, the Court conducted a consultation on improving its electronic filing systems, specifically with respect to e-filing of factums and statements. A consultation paper was released and the Court met with many of those affected by proposed changes. The Court would like to share the responses to its consultation and its response, which you may find by clicking here.