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.
March 20, 2017
CHAMBERS ASSIZE LIST IN VANCOUVER
Chief Justice Hinkson announces that long chambers matters in Vancouver may be booked on an assize basis.
March 17, 2017
NEW PRACTICE DIRECTION: STANDARD DIRECTIONS FOR APPEALS FROM MASTERS, REGISTRARS AND SPECIAL REFEREES
Chief Justice Hinkson has issued Practice Direction 54 Standard Directions for Appeals from Masters, Registrars and Special Referees which will take effect on May 1, 2017. PD 54 sets out the procedure which must be followed and documents which must be filed to bring an appeal from the decision of a master, registrar or special referee.
February 16, 2017
SUPREME COURT FAMILY ORDER PICK LIST
The Supreme Court and the Provincial Court have both adopted a Family Order Pick List to assist litigants in the preparation of family orders. For further information regarding the Supreme Court Family Order Pick List, please click here.
February 15, 2017
SUPERIOR COURTS JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
The Superior Courts Judiciary has an opening for the position of Executive Director of Judicial Administration and Senior Counsel. This position is located in Vancouver. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in accordance with the posting instructions by March 3, 2017.