THE ADVOCATE 81
VOL. 77 PART 1 JANUARY 2019
By the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C.*
Supreme Court of British Columbia
Title: Registry Vetting of Orders
Effective Date: 5 November 2018
Historically, it has been considered best practice to have the registry vet
orders prior to their being presented for signature by a presider on the
bench. However, some parties and counsel seem to be unaware of this practice.
This Administrative Notice directs that a party or counsel proposing to
present a draft order to a presider for signature on the bench first have the
order vetted by the registry.
1. A party who wishes to have an order signed on the bench by the judge,
master or registrar presiding, should have the draft order vetted by the
registry prior to presenting it to the presider.
2. While counsel and the party are responsible for the content of orders,
the prior vetting of draft orders by the registry serves to reduce errors
pertaining to the format, preamble, correct name and title of presider,
party names, date of order or other relevant dates and amounts stated