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:
- BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide, from the Community Legal Assistance Society, gives an overview of the entire judicial review process. It is for people who are representing themselves in a judicial review, and gives step-by-step information about filing court documents, and templates to use.
- 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.
- 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 November 2016
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