The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province's superior trial court. The Supreme Court is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It hears most appeals from the Provincial Court in civil and criminal cases and appeals from arbitrations. A party may appeal a decision of the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal.
October 20, 2016
JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS - MADAM JUSTICE HEATHER MACNAUGHTON, MADAM JUSTICE CATHERINE MURRAY AND MADAM JUSTICE JOYCE DEWITT-VAN OOSTEN
The Supreme Court of British Columbia welcomes the appointment of three justices to Vancouver: the Honourable Madam Justice Heather MacNaughton, the Honourable Madam Justice Catherine A. Murray and the Honourable Madam Justice Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten. Public welcoming ceremonies for our new justices will be held on a date to be scheduled. Information about the welcoming ceremonies will be posted on the court’s website once it is available.
October 17, 2016
WELCOMING CEREMONY - MADAM JUSTICE MORELLATO - NOVEMBER 24, 2016
The Welcoming Ceremony for the Honourable Madam Justice Maria Morellato will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Vancouver Law Courts in Courtroom 54 at 4:15 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the Welcoming Ceremony.
October 6, 2016
WELCOMING CEREMONY - MADAM JUSTICE CHURCH - NOVEMBER 1, 2016
The Welcoming Ceremony for the Honourable Madam Justice Marguerite H. Church will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Prince George Law Courts in Courtroom 104 at 4:45 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the Welcoming Ceremony.
September 26, 2016
JUDICIAL RETIREMENT - THE HONOURABLE MADAM JUSTICE CATHERINE J. BRUCE
The Supreme Court of British Columbia announces that the Honourable Madam Justice Bruce retired from the Supreme Court of British Columbia at Vancouver on September 23, 2016. Madam Justice Bruce was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2006.