August Litigation Calendar 2009

July 31, 2009

Dye & Durham is pleased to provide the 8th of our Monthly Litigation Calendars for 2009, a quick and easy way to see what’s happening in Court for the month of August.




Our calendar provides important information including:




–         Trial submission dates


–         Dates Judges/Masters are NOT available


–         My Dye & Durham ETRAY™ – our “NEW” electronic work order


–         Legal 1 – for Transcription and Court Reporting needs




To access this month’s litigation calendar, please click on the link below:



This month’s calendar covers Supreme Courts within the Lower Mainland and Victoria, and is colour coded to distinguish between registries.





All consent orders require a Requisition (Form 56) to be filed with it (original plus one (1) copy) and backing sheets are required to be attached to ALL orders and defaults.


Vancouver Trial Division will only accept the following documents for filing at the counter: Trial Certificates, Jury Notices and Application materials set for the next day.  All other documents will be submitted to the registry and will be returned within 2 – 3 days depending on the volume at the registry.


The New Westminster Court Registry requires an original plus three copies of both the Notice of Motion and Notice of Hearing when filing.


The New Westminster Court Registry requires that when resetting chambers applications a requisition and a FILED copy of the Notice of Motion MUST be attached.


The New Westminster Court Registry requires that the Jurat on Affidavits MUST be CLEARLY written or stamped as to who the commissioner was who swore the Affidavit.  Affidavits which are unclear will be rejected by the registry.


When requesting that a court file be transferred to another registry, you MUST attach to the Requisition to transfer the file, a FILED copy of the document that is being heard (e.g. Notice of Hearing, Appointment, Notice of JCC, etc.).  The Court also suggests that you allow at least a week for the file to be transferred.


Amended documents must have “Amended pursuant to [whichever rule is being relied upon]” and when it was originally filed marked on the document.


Small Claims Registries will only accept Notices of Claim if the totals are complete.  Notices of Claim not completed in their entirety will be rejected by the Registry.


PLEASE NOTE: Filing in the New Westminster court registry may experience higher than normal security details in the future during the conduct of pre-trial for a local high-profile criminal case. With such extensive security measures, we may experience delays in entry to the court registry.  Dye & Durham will keep our clients updated on the expected dates when these delays may occur.






When submitting a trial certificate to the New Westminster Registry via ETRAY™ it must be submitted with a list of witnesses.


When submitting an Affidavit for electronic filing, each Affidavit submitted must be accompanied by a Form 144 – Electronic Filing Statement.  Financial Statements being filed electronically also require a Form 144 for filing. Electronic filing statements must include action number, registry and style of cause.


When submitting documents for filing via ETRAY™, please scan each document individually.


Clients using ETRAY™ to file electronically on Court Services Online (CSO) should be advised that it is not possible to file documents from one court registry in another court registry.  CSO is currently not designed to allow court file numbers to be submitted in a foreign registry.  Documents in these cases must be filed in hard copy only. 


Clients using ETRAY™ to file documents on CSO should note that the CSO system limits size of the files to 8MB. 


The Court Services Online electronic filing service is NOW AVAILABLE in all 43 court locations across British Columbia.  The CSO e-File service allows users to submit electronic court documents in civil actions to Supreme Court and Provincial Court registries.        


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