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Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee
 

The Court Rules Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 80 provides that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has the power to make rules governing the conduct of litigation in the Supreme Court. The Rules Revision Committee assists the Attorney General in making recommendations for rule changes to the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Board...

...Composition

The Attorney General appoints the members of the Committee by ministerial order, usually after consultation with the Chief Justice and the Chair. The Committee includes judges, masters, representatives of court services, legislative drafting counsel and members of the private bar. The members of the private bar are chosen for their expertise in civil or family litigation and also broadly represent larger and smaller areas of the province.

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Current Members
Name: By order: Position: Expiry:
Behie, Q.C., Peter Minister 34/12, February 13, 2012 Member February 13, 2015
Bennett, Q.C., Daniel R. Minister 34/12, February 13, 2012 Member February 13, 2015
Dickson, Madam Justice Gail M. Minister 058/14, May 20, 2014 Member May 20, 2015
Fenlon, Madam Justice Laurie Ann Minister 074/14, March 12, 2014 Member March 12, 2017
Hogg, QC, John M. OIC 060/14, May 20, 2014 Member May 20, 2017
Kohan, Kevin Minister , June 30, 2013 Member At Pleasure
Marzban, Q.C., Dinyar Minister 061/14, May 20, 2014 Member May 20, 2017
McCallum, Master William Minister 34/12, February 13, 2012 Member February 13, 2015
McEwan, Q.C., J. Kenneth Minister 34/12, February 13, 2012 Member February 13, 2015
Montague, Edward L. Minister 056/14, March 4, 2014 Member March 4, 2017
Pearlman, Justice Paul Minister 121/14, April 14, 2014 Member April 14, 2017
Punnett, Justice Robert Minister 36/14, February 17, 2014 Member February 13, 2017
Sainty, Registrar Kathryn S. Minister 34/12, February 13, 2012 Registrar February 13, 2015
Smith, Justice Nathan H. Minister 204/10, July 8, 2010 Member July 8, 2015
Young, Master Barbara Minister 059/14, May 20, 2014 Member May 20, 2017
15 current members.
...Mandate

The Committee makes recommendations to the Attorney General respecting changes to the written rules governing the conduct of litigation in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

What's Involved

The Committee meets approximately seven times per year.

For More Information...

Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee
The Law Courts
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V8Z 2E1

Fax: 604 660-1723


 

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