Update on in-person and remote proceedings in B.C. Provincial Court

Announcement from the Provincial Court of British Columbia:

May 26, 2020

Update on in-person and remote proceedings in B.C. Provincial Court

Open accessible courts are fundamental to our democracy. The rule of law depends on it. However, the public, litigants, court staff, court participants, counsel, judges and the media need to know that when they come to court they will be safe.

As of June 8, 2020, the Provincial Court will be resuming in-person proceedings to hear priority matters in two courtrooms in each of the following six locations: Surrey, 222 Main Street (Vancouver), Robson Square (Vancouver), Victoria, Prince George, and Kelowna. As of June 15, 2020 the Provincial Court will be opening one courtroom for in-person appearances in each of the locations listed in Appendix “A”. In-person proceedings will only be available for priority matters that cannot otherwise be accommodated remotely. For most cases, the processes set out in the current Notice, including the remote proceedings described below, will continue. Information about further stages of courtroom re-openings will be provided on the Court’s website.

Please read the full announcement at provincialcourt.bc.ca