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Jul 10, 2017

How will judges resolve scheduling conflicts between BC’s trial courts? New Practice Directions provide guidance

From the Provincial Court of British Columbia:

Sometimes a trial doesn’t finish as scheduled and must be continued on another day. It can then be difficult to find an early date when both lawyers and witnesses can attend, and the court can make the necessary time available to finish the trial. Occasionally, a proposed continuation date will meet all the other requirements, but a lawyer will have a matter set in the other BC trial court on that day. In these circumstances, they may ask the other court to reschedule its trial.

What happens then? What factors will the judge hearing an adjournment application consider?

Read here.



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