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Notice to Members: Prohibited Audio Transcription

Members have been contacted by an individual seeking transcription services by an authorized reporter, the audio being “incidentally recorded” in a Residential Tenancy Branch hearing. It is noted that Rule 6.11 of the Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedures reads: 6.11  Recording prohibited Persons are prohibited from recording dispute resolution hearings, except as allowed by Rule …

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Form of Address – Supreme Court of BC Practice Direction

Chief Justice Hinkson has issued a practice direction on form of address: A justice is to be addressed as “Chief Justice”, “Associate Chief Justice”, “Justice”, “Madam Justice”, or “Mr. Justice” as the context requires. The use of terms “My Lord”, “My Lady”, “Your Lordship”, and “Your Ladyship” is to be avoided. This practice direction is …

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Transcript Format Update for Provincial Court Family Rules

Please note the transcript format update: Provincial Court (Family Rules) will be referenced as Provincial Court Family Rules in transcripts of proceedings that take place after midnight on May 16, 2021. Court reporters cannot search a court file per PCFR 174: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/120_2020#section174. References: https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/enews/enews-27-04-2021 https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/enews/enews-11-05-2021 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/about-bc-justice-system/justice-reform-initiatives/family-civil/pcrf-explained.pdf For more reporter-related news and events, check out bcsra.net/classifieds-news-events. …

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