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.
July 27, 2015
Chief Justice Hinkson has issued PD - 47 - Model Orders which prescribes the use of model forms of orders for certain types of orders. PD - 47 will take effect on August 1, 2015.
As with previous model orders that the Court has issued, applicants must identify for the court and the respondents where the relief sough differs from that provided in the model order and must satisfy the Court that the relief provided in the model form of order is appropriate in the circumstances of the particular proceeding. However, with the issuance of PD-47, the Court has adopted a new process for model orders. Going forward, when the Court amends the terms of model orders (e.g., to respond to legislative changes or developments in the case law), issues new model orders or rescinds existing model orders, the Court will announce the change and, rather than issuing a new practice direction, will post a link to the updated model order. As part of this process change, the Court has created a new section on its website where all model orders are posted including the currency information: Model Orders.
July 24, 2015
SUPREME COURT MASTER
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has an opening for the position of Master. The position is in Nanaimo. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in accordance with the posting instructions by August 7, 2015.
July 17, 2015
SUPREME COURT MASTER
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has an opening for the position of Master. The position is in Kelowna. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in accordance with the posting instructions by July 31, 2015.
June 23, 2015
AMENDMENTS TO THE SUPREME COURT CIVIL AND FAMILY RULES, EFFECTIVE - JULY 1, 2015
Amendments to the Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules and Forms come into effect on July 1, 2015
June 22, 2015
JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT - MADAM JUSTICE BARBARA M. YOUNG - JUNE 19, 2015
The Supreme Court of British Columbia welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Madam Justice Barbara M. Young. A public welcoming ceremony for Madam Justice Young will be held on a date to be scheduled. Information about the welcoming ceremony will be available on the court’s website in due course.