The British Columbia Court of Appeal has released its Annual Report for 2009.
Some of the statistics summarized by Courthouse Libraries BC include:
- 1210 fillings of new appeals
- 784 civil appeals and applications for leave to appeal filed, of which, 173 cases (22%) were by self-represented litigants
- 426 criminal appeals and applications for leave to appeal filed, of which, 56 cases (13%) were by self-represented litigants
And for those that missed the announcement back in late March, the Court of Appeal is also now publishing a running list of available court dates. The intended purpose of this list is “to assist counsel in discussions with others on when to schedule hearings before a Division of the Court. Counsel will still have to confirm dates with the Court Scheduler.“