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 27, 2015
NOTICE: RELEASE OF JUDGMENT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA TEACHERS’ FEDERATION V. BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 30, 2015
The Court of Appeal's Reasons for Judgment in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia (CA41558 and CA41560) will be released and posted on the court's website on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10 am.
There will be a lock-up for media representatives prior to the release of the Reasons for Judgment. Those media representatives who would like to attend the lock-up must pre-register and must sign the undertaking below. Only media representatives who have pre-registered to attend will be admitted to the lock-up.
To register for the lock-up, please send an email to MediaLock-Up@courts.gov.bc.ca no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 29, 2015 with a scanned and signed copy of your undertaking.
More details about the lock-up procedure are described below:
Notice to Media – Lock-up Procedure
Media Representatives Undertaking
March 31, 2015
B.C. COURT OF APPEAL ANNUAL REPORT 2014
The Annual Report of the B.C. Court of Appeal covering the activities of the Court for 2014 is now available.
March 27, 2015
CIVIL RULE REFORM CONSULTATION DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 1 MAY 2015
The Court is extending the deadline for submissions on its civil rule reform consultation until 1 May 2015. Details may be found here. Persons making a submission may do so anonymously by letter to the Registrar or by indicating in their emailed submission that they do not wish their names to be used when their submission is considered by the Court.
March 16, 2015
REPEALED PRACTICE DIRECTIVES AND NOTES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND NEW TABLE OF CONCORDANCE PUBLISHED
The Court of Appeal has repealed three practice directives:
- Digital Recording Policy in the Court of Appeal (Civil & Criminal Practice Note, 19 September 2011)
- Obtaining Oral Reasons for Judgment (Civil & Criminal Practice Note, 19 September 2011)
- Oral Reasons for Judgment (Civil and Criminal Practice Directive, 19 September 2011)
These policies and procedures have been updated and included in the Record and Courtroom Access Policy Section 1.11 Listening to Audio, Obtaining Transcripts or Reasons for Judgment. To provide access to changes to directives and notes created by the Court of Appeal over time, a Table of Concordance has been created and published to the website.
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.