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Provincial Court of British Columbia

The Provincial Court of British Columbia strives to serve the public by providing an accessible, fair, efficient and innovative system of justice.

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Small Claims Preparation Checklist

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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Family Law Act Orders Picklist

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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Preparing for a Family Court Trial in Provincial Court

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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Criminal Case Flowchart

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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Organizing Documents for Small Claims Court

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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Understanding a Small Claims Court Trial

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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Criminal Cases

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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Searching CanLII from the Provincial Court of BC Website

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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Standardized wording for Bail, Probation and Conditional Sentence Orders

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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Small Claims Cases

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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