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.
February 1, 2016
NEW: UPDATES TO CIVIL FORMS
The Court of Appeal has updated Civil Forms 9, 12, 13 and 21 (Word and PDF) to reflect the recent amendments requiring double-sided printing for all civil appeal books other than factums. The updated forms are available on the Civil Rules Forms portion of the courts’ website.
January 29, 2016
DOUBLE-SIDING OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL APPEAL MATERIALS
Effective on 29 January 2016, a number of amendments were made to the Court’s civil rules and forms requiring that all books filed be prepared double-sided, except for the factums. This change will reduce the amount of paper required and decrease the physical size of many of the Court’s books. The changes may be found in OIC 035 here, deposited today. A similar change affecting criminal appeals will be made shortly.
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.