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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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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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Many self-represented litigants find that having a trusted friend or family member with them to provide emotional support, take notes, and organize documents can be a big help. The BC Provincial Court recognizes this, ...
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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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Chart shows possible stages and orders in child protection proceedings under the Child, Family and Community Service Act, with notes – statute sections are hyperlinked to the Act.
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Most people attending court are nervous, but knowing what to expect can help. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have, depending on why you're going to court.
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This guide deals with Provincial Violation Tickets - for offences under BC laws, including traffic offences under the Motor Vehicle Act and regulations, and offences under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.
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An informational poster to help explain the BC Provincial Court's Support Person Guidelines. Who can be a support person to accompany you to court, when can you have a support person, a sample introduction to use in ...
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British Columbia's system of government has three branches: judicial, executive, and legislative. The function of the judicial branch is to interpret the law, resolve disputes, and defend the Constitution including the ...
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General information about the Provincial Court and the BC justice system. Questions include: court fees, going to court, information about a case, judicial review, photographs or filming in court, publication bans, ...
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