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.
November 25, 2015
CIVIL RULE REFORM CONSULTATION PAPER - CALL FOR RESPONSES
The Court has compiled a discussion paper on civil rule reform available here, which includes all of the ideas and suggestions made by members of the public, litigants, judges, lawyers, and Court administrative staff. As the rule reform process continues, the Court would appreciate hearing your reaction to the specific ideas raised in this paper. Which proposals have merit in your view? Are there other ideas not captured by these proposals that you would like to see considered? Your feedback is critical to ensure the right changes are being contemplated by the Rules Committee. Please provide your submissions via email at BCCACivilRules@courts.gov.bc.ca by March 18, 2016. Anonymous submissions may be delivered to the Court of Appeal Registry, care of the Registrar.
November 17, 2015
JUDICIAL LAW CLERK PROGRAM - 2017-2018
Applications are now being accepted to the Judicial Law Clerk Program for 2017-2018. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm PST, with interviews to be scheduled throughout February and March, 2016. For more information about the Judicial Law Clerk Program including the required qualifications and application process, please click here.
October 16, 2015
SPECIAL SITTING - THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE EDWARD CHIASSON
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman would like to advise that there will be a special sitting of the Court of Appeal for BC and Yukon in honour of Mr. Justice Edward Chiasson on his retirement. The special sitting will be held on Friday, 27 November 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in Courtroom 60 of the Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC.
September 2, 2015
UPDATES TO COURT OF APPEAL RECORD AND COURTROOM ACCESS POLICY
The Court of Appeal’s Record and Courtroom Access Policy has been updated to clarify access procedures regarding civil and criminal court records, audio recording and oral reasons for judgment. To see all of the updates, please view the full policy here.
September 1, 2015
WELCOMING CEREMONY – THE HONOURABLE MADAM JUSTICE GAIL DICKSON AND THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE GREGORY FITCH
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert Bauman is pleased to advise that there will be a formal ceremony to welcome the Honourable Madam Justice Gail Dickson and the Honourable Mr. Justice Gregory Fitch to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of Yukon.
This welcoming ceremony will be held on Friday, 30 October 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in Courtroom 60 of the Vancouver Law Courts.