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A short checklist of what you can do to prepare for your Small Claims Court trial. What are the rules for preparing and presenting your case? Note: Chinese and Korean translations provided by Amici Curiae.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Punjabi
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Helpful versions of BC's Family Law Act terms used in the BC Provincial Court’s DARS computer system. When orders can be drafted using these terms, the court clerk can record them very quickly, and can also speed ...
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This guide to a Family Court Trial in BC Provincial Court covers: Trial Procedure (what happens at trial), Preparing for Trial (how to get ready), Evidence, Cross-examination, and Relevant Facts for different types of ...
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How should you prepare, organize and present your documents? How many copies should you make? What kinds of documents do you need to prepare?
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Explains legal terms used, what kind of evidence you can use at trial, how you can prepare for trial, and an overview of the common procedure for trial.
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Stages in a Criminal Case: These notes provide more information about criminal procedure – the procedures set out in the Criminal Code of Canada to be followed in criminal cases.
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What criminal matters do Provincial Court Judges deal with? Factsheets on: Basic Criminal Procedure, Sentencing, and a Frequently Asked Questions section on Criminal Law Matters.
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B.C. Provincial Court judgments are located on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute), a national legal information databank. This guide is meant to help you in finding Provincial Court decisions on CanLII.
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Picklists are lists of standardized terms for court orders. They are stored in courtroom computers so a Court Clerk can use them to quickly and accurately capture the order a judge makes. When a judge decides to change ...
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From June 1, 2017, with a few exceptions, civil claims of up to $5000 will no longer be dealt with in Small Claims Court – instead, in BC’s new online Civil Resolution Tribunal. At the same time, the upper limit of ...
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