Court of Appeal Practice Directives – March 2005

March 17, 2005

Court of Appeal Civil Practice DirectivesINTRODUCTIONThe Court of Appeal issues Civil Practice Directives pursuant to Rule 58(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules.They are intended to provide guidance in the conduct of an appeal.Practice Directives do not have the same force of law as the formal enactments in the Court of Appeal Act and Rules, they express the view of the Court regarding matters of practice and procedure.  Litigants and practitioners are expected to comply with them or show good reason for doing otherwise.CIVIL PRACTICE DIRECTIVESA package of 9 Civil Practice Directives released February 1, 2005 amends the previous consolidation of Civil Practice Directives released October 25, 2004.The list of Civil Practice Directives are as follows:1.  Citation of Authorities2.  Chambers Applications3.  Use of Facsimile in the Court of Appeal4.  Supreme Court Oral Reasons for Judgment5. Five Justice Divisions6.  Supplementary Arguments7.  Transcript Extracts8.  Judicial Settlement Conferences9.  Joint Appeal Books and Transcript ExtractsFor detailed information regarding each of these Civil Practice Directives, please go to the following link:www.courts.gov.bc.ca/ca/civil%20practice%20directives/default.aspCourt of Appeal Criminal Practice DirectivesINTRODUCTIONThe Court of Appeal issues Criminal Practice Directives pursuant to s. 2(2) of the British Columbia Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules.They are intended to provide guidance in the conduct of an appeal.Practice Directives do not have the same force of law as the formal enactments in the Court of Appeal Act and Rule but they express the view of the Court regarding matters of practice and procedure.  Litigants and practitioners are expected to comply with them or show good reason for doing otherwise.CRIMINAL PRACTICE DIRECTIVESThe following Practice Directives were issued February 1, 2005:1.  Application for a Court-Appointed Lawyer Under S. 684 of the Criminal Code          Letter of Authority          Notice of Motion          Affidavit2.  Mental Disorder Appeals          Notice of Appeal3.  Access to Criminal Appeal Files4.  Sentence Appeals5.  Factums in Criminal Appeals6.  Ineffective assistance of Trial CounselFor complete details regarding these Criminal Practice Directives, please go to the following link: www.courts.gov.bc.ca/ca/criminal%20practice%20directives/default.aspThis information has been brought to you by the Litigation Division of Dye & Durham.  For questions regarding this or any other Court of Appeal matters, please contact us at 604-257-1854 or email:  [email protected]

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