BC Courts Resume In-Person Proceedings

Great news! 

As of June 15, 2020 across the Province, 40 in person trial courts are available, in addition to virtual courts.  After July 3, 2020, The Provincial Court of B.C. will resume all previously scheduled in-person proceedings in all criminal, family and small claims matters.

  • Criminal, family, small claims, and youth court trials and hearings scheduled after July 3, 2020 will remain on the trial list on the date scheduled. Lawyers and self-represented litigants should attend court on the date scheduled at 9:00 AM to advise if they are ready to proceed. After hearing from them, the Court will decide whether to grant any adjournments sought and decide which trials will proceed.
  • All witnesses and any parties represented by lawyers are to wait outside the courthouse and be within a 30-minute distance and be prepared to attend and testify in court.
  • Any criminal trials, continuations or preliminary inquiries (except summary proceedings set for half a day or less) that are adjourned for lack of court time will be scheduled for a pre-trial conference before a new hearing date is set.
  • Family and small claims case conferences will proceed by telephone on their scheduled dates. The Court will provide the parties with telephone details.

Trail FAIR Society is a Community Partner of Legal Aid BC (formerly called the Legal Services Society).

Our Community Based Victim Services Program is continuing to provide services to people during the pandemic.  We can assist people to access legal information, resources, and connect them to Legal Aid BC by telephone, and in person services.

We are located in the FAIR Main office on Columbia Ave in Trail and can be reached at 250-364-2326, ext. 227 for Nadia or ext. 234 for Sarah