British Columbia Court of Appeal
Practice Directive (Civil & Criminal)
Title: Court of Appeal Practice Directives
Issued: 19 September 2011
Cite as: Court of Appeal Practice Directives (Civil & Criminal Practice Directive, 19 September 2011)
The Court of Appeal issues Practice Directives pursuant to Rule 58(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules and Rule 2(2) of the British Columbia Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules, 1986.
Practice Directives are intended to provide guidance in the conduct of an appeal. Practice Directives do not have the same force of law as the formal enactments in the Court of Appeal Act, Criminal Code, and Court of Appeal Rules and British Columbia Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules, 1986, but they express the view of the Court regarding matters of practice and procedure. Litigants and practitioners are expected to comply with them or show good reason for doing otherwise.
The Honourable Chief Justice Finch
for the Court of Appeal of British Columbia
Replaces the untitled civil Practice Directive, dated 6 December 2007 and the untitled criminal Practice Directive, dated 21 March 2007.