Court Processing Times Update

February 9, 2017

Court Processing Times Update

Dear Valued Client,

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 February 6, 2017 the Vancouver Law Courts are currently processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: October 4

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: January 17

     E-filed: January 13

Spoken to Orders: January 16

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): February 3

Default Judgments: 
     Manual: January 12
     E-filed: January 27

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): February 3

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: November 29
     E-filed: January 6

Spoken to Orders: February 1

Consent Orders: 
     Manual: February 3
     E-filed: January 13

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: February 2

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): February 3

New Westminster Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of February 6, 2017 the New Westminster Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below: 

Probate 
Applications: October 14

Resubmitted Applications: December 16

Chambers 
Consent Orders/Desk Orders: 
     Manual: January 12
     E-filed: December 15

Spoken to Orders: January 16

Default Judgments (E-filed): December 29

Civil 
Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): February 3

Family 
Desk Order Divorce: 

     Manual: October 5
     E-filed: December 9

Resubmitted Divorce Orders: January 10

Trial Scheduling 
E-filed Documents: January 26

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): February 3

Victoria Supreme Court Processing Times
Please be advised that as of February 6, 2017 the Victoria Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate 
Applications: January 23

Chambers 
Orders: 

     Manual: January 23
     E-filed: January 25

Bankruptcy 
All: January 18

Family 
Adoption: December 20

Desk Order Divorce: 
     Manual: December 22
     E-filed: February 3

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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