Service and filing deadlines
The usual timelines to file and serve materials apply for existing appeals and chambers applications.
People involved in a new chambers hearing must file and serve materials according to the usual timelines.
Time periods for starting an appeal stopped running on March 26, 2020 and remain suspended. This means you can wait to start an appeal without concern about the limitation period running out.
Timelines for taking a step required by court order (or as directed by the court) remain in effect but you may ask for an extension.
The Court of Appeal registry is open to the public.
The Court of Appeal is accepting filings in all matters. Please file electronically through Court Services Online if possible. Electronic filing through Court Services Online is optional for self-represented litigants in family appeals. Self-represented litigants can also file by fax, on paper, and by email in certain circumstances.
The Court of Appeal is hearing all appeals, including those that aren't urgent. Appeal hearings will be held either by video conference or in a courtroom. You can also request to have your appeal handled entirely in writing. You (and your lawyer if you have one) can say which you would prefer on the Court Proceedings Form.
Applications and registrar’s appointments
The Court is hearing all chambers applications, including those that aren't urgent, by teleconference (or in writing if requested). Hearings with the Registrar will be held by videoconference, teleconference, or in wriitng.
If you're a self-represented litigant, Access Pro-Bono has a dedicated appeals program. Contact Heather Wojcik at 604-424-8286.
You may also may contact the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch at email@example.com for technical support with managing PDF Adobe or Zoom software.
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Page last updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.