November 2015 Litigation Calendar

October 29, 2015

Litigation Calendar for November 2015 Now Available

Dye & Durham’s Litigation Calendar offers you important information, including:

  • trial submission dates; dates when judges and masters are not available;
  • web links to other relevant legal sites and new directives;
  • and trial scheduling telephone information.

The calendar covers the BC Supreme Court registries within the Lower Mainland, as well as Victoria. It is colour-coded to distinguish between registries.

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Friendly Reminders

Orders: When sending in a court order to Dye & Durham to submit for manual entry (as opposed to via ETRAY), kindly provide the original only, without any copies. The court takes only the original. The court will provide us with a copy of the order once entered, which we will then return to you. Requisitions for Trial Scheduling: Please ensure that all requisitions to be filed with trial scheduling to either set or adjourn a hearing include the date, time and location of the hearing, as well as the words “by consent”.

Notices of Trial (Civil & Family): As of July 1, 2015, the following line has been deleted from Form 40 in Appendix A (civil) and Form F44 (family): “I undertake to pay all hearing fees payable under Appendix C, Schedule 1, Item 10.” Kindly ensure you make this change to your forms before submitting them to Dye & Durham for filing. If counsel is unable to sign a notice of trial, someone else in the firm (e.g. paralegals, legal assistants, other lawyers) may sign it on his or her behalf. That person should sign their own name (instead of writing counsel’s name in quotes) and write “for” or “per” next to counsel’s name below the signature line. The registry will not accept notices of trial signed by Dye & Durham as agent.

Reason for Urgency: When submitting documents to Dye & Durham for electronic filing on a rush basis, please provide the reason for urgency. Court Services Online requires this information. Otherwise they will process the documents in the ordinary course. It is within the discretion of CSO whether to accept the reason for urgency provided.

Grants of Probate/Administration: When you wish to obtain a court order to dispense with the notice of proposed application for a grant of probate or administration required by section 121 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, kindly avoid providing us with your entire grant application package. Instead, initially, only a requisition, affidavit and the court order are required. This will start a new proceeding. Once the order is granted, you can then apply for the grant by providing us with your entire package, which we will file for you. These additional documents should all contain the same proceeding number as the one on the order.

Click here to access Dye & Durham’s Litigation Calendar for November 2015.

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