Court Processing Times Update

March 29, 2017

Please note that the court processing times listed below, as provided to us by the various registries, set out an approximate timeframe only. Documents being processed as of a certain date may not be ready for release by the registry on that date. While we strive to provide the most up to date information possible, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and the dates may change without notice to us.

Where unspecified, the dates listed are for documents submitted manually for processing (as opposed to e-filed through Court Services Online).

Vancouver Law Courts Processing Times
Please be advised that as of March 27, 2017 the Vancouver Law Courts are currently processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: March 6

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: March 6
     E-filed: March 1

Spoken to Orders: March 6

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 24

Default Judgments: 
     Manual: March 6
     E-filed: February 28

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): March 24

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: February 20
     E-filed: March 1

Spoken to Orders: March 23

Consent Orders: 
     Manual: March 24
     E-filed: March 1

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: March 24

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 24

New Westminster Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of March 27 2017 the New Westminster Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below: 

Probate 
Applications: December 6

Resubmitted Applications: March 9

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: March 13
     E-filed: February 17

Spoken to Orders: March 14

Default Judgments (E-filed): February 20

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): March 24

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 

     Manual: December 16
     E-filed: January 27

Resubmitted Divorce Orders: March 5

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: March 24

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 24

Victoria Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of March 27, 2017 the Victoria Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: February 16

Chambers 
Orders: 

     Manual: March 20
E-filed: March 21

Bankruptcy 
All: March 1

Family 
Adoption: February 8

Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: January 24
     E-filed: March 23

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these processing times, please contact Dye & Durham’s Court Registry Support Services team at 604-257-1854 or [email protected].

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