Appearing in Court by Phone

If a party (e.g., the plaintiff or defendant, but not a witness) has to appear in court, they may be able to appear by phone — as long as they don’t have to testify (give evidence) in court. This script discusses the option of making a phone appearance.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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going to court, appearing in court by phone, small claims court, Dial-A-Law
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