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.
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.
September 10, 2014
SPECIAL SITTING - IN HONOUR OF THE LATE THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE RICHARD T.A. LOW
There will be a special sitting of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in honour of the Honourable Mr. Justice Richard T.A. Low, a justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia who passed away on 15 August 2014.
This special sitting will be held on Friday, 7 November 2014 at 4:15 p.m. in Courtroom 60 of the Vancouver Law Courts.
August 15, 2014
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia announces with deep sadness the passing of the Honourable Mr. Justice Richard T. A. Low on August 15, 2014.
Justice Low was born in Rock Bay, British Columbia on July 30, 1940 and received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1964. Having articled with Crease & Company in Victoria, he was called to the bar in 1965. He then moved to Prince George, where he practiced with the firms of Cashman, Hope, Heinrich & Co and then Wilson, King & Company.
Justice Low was appointed to the County Court of Prince Rupert in 1977, to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1990, and finally to the Court of Appeal in 2000. At the time of his passing, he was the longest-serving federally-appointed judge sitting in Canada.
Justice Low will be remembered for his quiet good humour and ultimate gentleness of spirit, as well as his unparalleled breadth of experience as a judge.
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman stated, "I have known Dick Low since I was a young articled law student in Prince George. He mentored me and numerous young lawyers and judges over his long judicial career. For a man appointed at a very young age to the bench, he never lost his ability to relate to his greater community nor his empathy for the people who appeared before him. Judge Low was assuredly learned in the law but above all he was rich in common sense and an appreciation for simple justice."
The Court extends its deepest condolences to Justice Low's wife and family.