Form of Address – Supreme Court of BC Practice Direction

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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 effective November 18, 2021.

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