From the B.C. Supreme Court

Submissions requested on "forms of address"
Chief Justice Brenner: October 15, 2001

Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to change the traditional mode of address from "My Lord/my Lady" to "Justice," the B.C. Supreme Court is currently considering whether any change to the mode of address should be adopted by that court.

The Court is interested in hearing the views of the Bar on this issue and invites lawyers to send any submissions or proposals to:

The Office of the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Law Courts
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 2E1
Fax: (604) 660-0752

Proceedings under the Class Proceedings Act
(Practice direction - Chief Justice Brenner: October 15, 2001)

Chief Justice Brenner has issued a new practice direction on proceedings under the Class Proceedings Act that replaces the direction issued on October 11, 1995. The new direction is posted on the Superior Courts website at

Distribution of reserved written reasons by email
(Notice - Chief Justice Brenner: September 5, 2001)

The Supreme Court Registry in Vancouver provides an option to receive written reasons of reserved decisions by email. The notice describing this service can be found at