Dear valued client:
New measures will be implemented effective October 3, 2011 at Vancouver Law Courts to deal with the increase in the volume of chambers applications over the past year.
In accordance with the Notice issued by the Honourable Chief Justice Bauman on September 19th, 2011, the following procedures will be adopted:
Matters will be struck from the hearing list where the application record is not provided to the registry by 4:00PM on the business day that is one full business day before the date of the hearing. Additions to the list including short leave and urgent matters will be sent up to a judge or master as before, and will be heard in priority as deemed appropriate. The masters list will be split into civil and family. An additional master will be scheduled to preside on a daily basis where the number of applications warrants. Matters under 2 hours within the jurisdiction of a judge will be directed to courtroom 31.