Call for comments from the BC Court of Appeal

Use of videoconferencing in the BC Court of Appeal

The BC Court of Appeal is considering the use of videoconferencing for hearing of appeals where one or more of the parties are located outside the city of Vancouver.

The Court has already conducted a few chambers hearings using videoconferencing and is favourably impressed with the technology. The Court of Appeal is interested in obtaining the views of counsel and litigants, particularly those who live outside the city of Vancouver, on whether or not videoconferencing offers a viable alternative to travelling to Vancouver for a hearing.

Please send your comments to the registrar as follows:

Registrar J.L. Jordan
Court of Appeal
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2E1

Fax: 604 660-1951