The BC Court of Appeal announced it would repeal current Practice Directives and Practice Notes and replace them with new and clearer ones, effective September 19, 2011.
A few key changes:
- Practice Directives will be divided into three categories: Civil, Criminal, and Civil & Criminal
- Practice Notes will be styled as “Civil & Criminal Practice Notes”
- The new directives and notes will be organized alphabetically, not numerically.
For details on changes to each note and directive, view this press release and concordance from the Court of Appeal. The old and new documents with their effective dates can be found on the Court of Appeal practice & procedure page.