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May Advocate 2017

THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 423 COURT NOTICES AND DIRECTIONS By the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C.* Supreme Court of British Columbia Chambers Assize List in Vancouver There continues to be a significant volume of long chambers applications (over 2 hours) in civil chambers in Vancouver with the result that matters are frequently bumped or counsel adjourn as it becomes apparent from the state of the list that a matter may not get heard. In an effort to ameliorate this situation and ensure that interlocutory matters get on for hearing, we will continue the option for counsel to book long chambers matters on an assize basis. Matters on the assize list will be scheduled to be heard sometime during the one week time frame of the assize week. It is not guaranteed that every matter on the assize list will be heard, and counsel must be available to proceed on short notice during the assize week. CRITERIA FOR PLACEMENT OF APPLICATIONS ON THE CHAMBERS ASSIZE LIST Applications may be placed on the assize list if all of the following criteria are met: 1. The application will require more than 2 hours but less than 2 days for hearing; 2. All counsel and self-represented parties consent to the application being placed on the assize list; 3. All counsel and self-represented parties are available to proceed on at least 3 of the 5 days of the assize week; and 4. The application arises in a civil (non-family) proceeding and is not a judicial review.


May Advocate 2017
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