Common Questions

I may have to go to BC Supreme Court. Where do I start?

The court system in British Columbia has three levels, the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. The BC Supreme Court is the higher level trial court. It also hears appeals from the Provincial Court, and sometimes reviews the decisions of certain provincial tribunals and public decision-making bodies.

The resources below outline the sources of law to consider when starting a case, the steps involved, and tips for appearing in court.

Good starting points include:

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Last reviewed January 2015

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