Navigating this Website

In this website, you will find basic information about the Provincial Court of B.C. - who we are, what we do, where and when. The website also provides information about the role of Canadian courts in our democratic system of government. In addition, it includes material we hope will be helpful to people going to court as litigants or witnesses, to students and teachers, to members of the media and to legal professionals.

The menu across the top of this page appears on every page. If you select one of the topics on that menu, a drop-down menu will show the pages related to that topic. If you don’t see a topic you’re looking for, check the ‘About the Court’ menu – you’ll find a variety of topics there. Or check the site map at the top right corner of every page.

Links to key on-line resources appear at the bottom of every page, and additional links appear in boxes on the left of some pages and in Useful Links. There are also many hyperlinks embedded in the text. Links to other websites are included as a convenience, but the Provincial Court of B.C. cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or currency of content on external sites.

The information provided on the website is accurate at the date of publication, but the law changes when Parliament and the provincial Legislature pass new legislation and when appeal courts make decisions interpreting our laws. The website’s contents are not intended to be a substitute for advice from a lawyer.

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