Supreme Court of BC - COVID-19 Notice No. 16 - COVID Pre-trial Conferences (CV PTC)

From May 4, 2020, Supreme Court of BC:

COVID-19 Notice No. 16

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, and during the remainder of the suspension of the Court’s normal operations, pre-trial conferences will be held by telephone for criminal cases where the trial was unable to proceed because of the suspension, or is at risk of being adjourned because of indirect effects of the suspension. These "CV PTCs" have the specific purpose of advancing or resolving adjourned and at-risk cases as much as possible and appropriate.

CV PTCs are mandatory for all criminal cases except for those cases that have been determined to be subject to Criminal Practice Direction 3: Complex Criminal Cases (CPD-3), and are in addition to regularly scheduled pre-trial conferences. The judge conducting the CV PTC may be different than the assigned trial or case management judge.

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