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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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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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A shorter 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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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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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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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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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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Get help answering the following questions: What financial documents do I need for Family Court? How many copies should I bring? What is a Form 4? What if the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) is enforcing a ...
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What does a judge consider when sentencing in Criminal Court? What types of sentences can be given? What is a Pre-Sentence Report? Victim Impact Statement? Sentencing circle?
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Where people involved in a family or civil law dispute have equal power, B.C. laws encourage them to try to reach an agreement rather than proceed to trial. This not only maintains people’s control over decision making ...
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