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:

Need more help?

See these resources on the HelpMap that can help you with Supreme Court related matters. Includes clinics that can help you fill out forms (may be location-restricted).

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Last reviewed December 2017

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