The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province's superior trial court. The Supreme Court is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It hears most appeals from the Provincial Court in civil and criminal cases and appeals from arbitrations. A party may appeal a decision of the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal.
December 19, 2014
PD-44 - REQUIREMENT FOR APPEARANCE LIST
Chief Justice Hinkson has issued PD-44 - Requirement for Appearance List which sets out the requirement for parties appearing before the court on certain matters to provide the court clerk with an appearance list. PD-44 - Requirement for Appearance List takes effect on January 1, 2015 and replaces PD-2 - Appearance List on Applications.
December 12, 2014
JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT - MADAM JUSTICE MARTHA M. DEVLIN - DECEMBER 12, 2014
The Supreme Court of British Columbia welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Madam Justice Martha M. Devlin to Vancouver. For more information about this appointment, please see the press release
issued by the Minister of Justice. A public welcoming ceremony for Madam Justice Devlin will be held in Vancouver on a date to be scheduled. Information about the welcoming ceremony will be posted on the court’s website.
October 22, 2014
JUDICIAL LAW CLERK PROGRAM, 2016-2017
Applications are now being accepted to the Judicial Law Clerk Program for 2016-2017. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm, with interviews to be scheduled throughout February and March, 2015. For more information about the Judicial Law Clerk Program including the required qualifications and application process, please click here.