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.
November 15, 2013
WELCOMING CEREMONY: CHIEF JUSTICE HINKSON - DECEMBER 6, 2013
The Welcoming Ceremony for the Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Vancouver Law Courts at 4:15 p.m. in Courtroom 55. Members of the public are invited to attend the Welcoming Ceremony.
November 8, 2013
APPOINTMENT: CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The British Columbia Supreme Court welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Christopher E. Hinkson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The appointment is effective immediately. For further information, please see the announcement from the Prime Minister of Canada.
October 24, 2013
JUDICIAL LAW CLERK PROGRAM, 2015-2016
Applications are now being accepted to the Judicial Law Clerk Program for 2015-2016. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm, with interviews to be scheduled throughout February and March, 2014. For more information about the Judicial Law Clerk Program including the required qualifications and application process, please click here.