You filed a Notice of Claim (if you’re suing someone) or a Reply (if you’re being sued) in Small Claims Court and now you’ve received a notice that you have to attend a Settlement Conference at the courthouse. What happens at a Provincial Court Settlement Conference? How should you prepare?
What to expect
As Associate Chief Judges Gurmail Gill and Nancy Phillips returned to full-time sitting duties earlier this year, they were replaced by two judges who bring strong administrative, consensus- building and communications skills to the Court’s administrative team.
Last spring seven criminal law students from the University of Victoria law school travelled to Duncan to attend a sitting of the BC Provincial Court’s First Nations Court. While there, the students were able to see six cases and the unique way those cases were treated by that court.
Judges Gurmail Gill and Nancy Phillips completed their terms as Associate Chief Judge earlier this year. The Provincial Court of British Columbia recognizes and is grateful for the immense contributions both have made to moving the Court well into the 21st century.
How can the Court help you collect child or spousal support payments that have been ordered but not paid to you? And how can it help if you’re a payor whose circumstances have changed so you’re simply not able to pay?