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Court Rules Implementation Monitoring Initiative

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The new Supreme Court civil and family law rules come into effect on 1 July 2010. The CBABC has established two subcommittees to monitor implementation of the new rules, gather feedback about what works and what does not work, and distribute information to the membership about how the new rules are being interpreted.

The Civil Rules Subcommittee is composed of Bill Veenstra of Jenkins Marzban Logan in Vancouver, and Charlotte Salomon of McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson in Victoria. The members of the Family Law Rules Subcommittee are David Dundee of Paul & Company in Kamloops, and John-Paul Boyd of Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger in Vancouver.

Feedback
The subcommittees need your help! Click on the links below to give your feedback about the new rules.

Civil Rules Comment Form
Family Rules Comment Form

As well, please send any reasons for judgment interpreting the civil rules to Bill Veenstra and those on the family law rules to John-Paul Boyd.

Submissions to Rules Revision Committee
The subcommittees will consolidate feedback on the new rules and make submissions to the Rules Revision Committee in December 2010 and July 2011, and possibly at earlier dates if appropriate. The submissions will be made available for download and comment on this webpage.

Member Updates
A library of reasons for judgment interpreting the new rules will be available through this webpage and the subcommittees will issue periodic updates to the membership summarizing these case authorities, amendments to the new rules and trends in their interpretation.

Civil Rules: Subscribe to Updates for Members
Family Rules: Subscribe to Updates for Members

Supreme Court of British Columbia
Practice Directions and Administrative Notices
June 28, 2010
Civil
Family

New Civil Rules
Civil RulesFormsFillable Forms
Appendix A — Forms
Appendix B — Party and Party Costs
Appendix C — Fees

Amendments to Civil Rules
July 29, 2010
May 5, 2010

Flowcharts
Petition to Court
Disputed Notice of Civil Claim

Other Documents
Key Features: Civil Rules and Court Fees
Civil Rules Quick Reference Guide
Table of Concordance
Civil Forms — Table of Concordance
Civil Fees
Common Civil and Family Rules

Reports
Effective and Affordable Civil Justice
(Civil Justice Reform Working Group)

New Family Rules
Family RulesFormsFillable Forms
Appendix A — Forms
Appendix B — Costs
Appendix C — Fees

Amendments to Family Rules
July 29, 2010
May 5, 2010

Flowcharts
Family Law Case (With or Without Divorce)
Flow of Family Law Case Commenced by Notice of Family Claim
Rule 10-1 Choosing the Right Procedure
Rule 10-6 Chambers Applications For Non Final and Change Orders (Without Consent)
Obtaining Non Final Orders and Orders to Rescind, Change or Suspend a Final Order

Other Documents
Key Features: Family Rules and Court Fees
Family Rules Quick Reference Guide
Table of Concordance
Family Forms — Table of Concordance
Family Fees
Common Civil and Family Rules

Reports
A New Justice System for Families and Children
(Family Justice Reform Working Group)

Chamber's Practice
Chambers Practice [PD-28]
Resolution of the CBABC Family Law-Westminster Section (Rule 10-6)