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.
August 15, 2016
WELCOMING CEREMONY - MASTER DICK - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
The Welcoming Ceremony for the Honourable Master Sandra L. Dick will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Nanaimo Law Courts in Courtroom 232 at 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the Welcoming Ceremony.
July 28, 2016
THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM A. ESSON
The Court recognizes the passing of the Honourable William Arthur Esson who died on 14 July 2016. Appointed a judge in 1979, former Chief Justice Esson spent 26 years on the bench, serving twice on both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, including seven years as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. On his retirement in 2006 at the age of 75, former Chief Justice Esson was honoured with a Special Sitting of both Courts.