CA Issues Practice Note on Addressing the Court

October 27, 2014

The BC Court of Appeal issued a practice note on Friday, effective that day, reminding newer lawyers and self-represented litigants of the proper protocols for addressing the court.

The practice note, which applies to Civil and Criminal matters, covers topics such as where appellants and respondents sit; when to rise and sit down; order of junior/senior counsel introductions for appellants, respondents and intervenors; and when to go to the podium to speak.

The note also sets out the proper ways to address the Justices and Registrar.

View the Practice Note: Addressing the Court for more information.

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