Common QuestionsI have to do my own judicial review
In a judicial review, the Supreme Court of BC can set aside a decision of a governmental body. In most cases, this is a tribunal. A tribunal is a special body or board that can hear complaints and make decisions in a specialized area of the law. To bring a judicial review, a number of court documents have to be prepared, filed in court, and copies given to various people. These documents include a petition and affidavit.
Good starting points include:
- Judicial Review, from the Justice Education Society of BC, is a short guide that explains what judicial review is and describes the steps in applying for a judicial review.
- Representing Yourself in a Judicial Review, from the Community Legal Assistance Society, gives an overview of the entire judicial review process. This guide covers preparing and filing your petition and affidavit, serving the court documents, and representing yourself in court. They also produce one specific to eviction: Representing Yourself in a Judicial Review - if you're being evicted.
- Court forms for judicial review, also prepared by Community Legal Assistance Society, are blank and sample forms that can be used with the Judicial Review guides.
- LSLAP Manual: Public Complaints Procedures, from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, has a section on review of Provincial Court and tribunal decisions.
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Last reviewed January 2015
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