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.
April 2, 2014
AMENDMENTS TO COURT OF APPEAL RULES
Amendments to the Court of Appeal Rules were deposited with the Registrar of Regulations and are in force as of 14 April 2014. The amendments are to Rule 2.1 (limited appeal orders) and Rule 20 (transcripts of evidence). A copy of the Order is Council may be found here.
April 2, 2014
NOTICE TO MEDIA
On 2 April 2014, reasons were released in R v. R.K., 2014 BCCA 119, a case subject to publication bans under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and s. 517(1) of the Criminal Code. These reasons have been withdrawn from the website and factual circumstances reported in the judgment should not be published by the media.
March 31, 2014
B.C. COURT OF APPEAL ANNUAL REPORT 2013
The Annual Report of the B.C. Court of Appeal covering the activities of the Court for 2013 is now available.
March 21, 2014
EXTRADITION MODEL ORDER FOR BAIL PENDING COMMITTAL ORDER
The Registrar of the Court has issued a Practice Note relating to Extradition Bail orders. The model order, which is in the discretion of a judge, provides a procedure for the continuation of bail without another appearance once a committal order is entered.
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.