Practice, Procedure & Policies
The practice and procedure of the Court of Appeal is governed by legislation and decisions of the courts.
Procedure in civil matters is governed by the Court of Appeal Act, the Court of Appeal Rules, case law, practice directives issued by the Chief Justice and practice notes issued by the Registrar.
Procedure in criminal matters is governed by the Criminal Code, the Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules, case law, practice directives issued by the Chief Justice, and practice notes issued by the Registrar.
Other statutes and rules may govern in specific situations, such as extradition and appeals and reviews from administrative bodies.
Provided below are links to various materials. These links are not official versions and may not be current. In the event that there is a question about the content of anything available through a link below, the official version takes precedence.
Court of Appeal Act
Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules
Criminal Rules Forms (available in Word or PDF format)
Practice Directives & Notes
Criminal Pilot Project Report 2014 (PDF, 478 KB)
British Columbia Court Transcription Manual (PDF, 259 KB)
Court of Appeal Record and Courtroom Access Policy [also available in PDF]
Part 1: Access to the Court Record
Part 2: Access to the Courtroom and Live Proceedings
Policy on Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms (PDF, 286 KB)