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3. The deputy district registrar who vets the draft order will endorse it
with the notation “Checked” to denote to the presider that the order has
4. The requirement for prior vetting does not apply in respect of orders
made at discharge hearings before a Registrar in Bankruptcy.
5. Where counsel or a party are not seeking to have an order signed on the
bench, the order should be submitted to the registry in the ordinary
Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson
Supreme Court of British Columbia
Title: Gowning Policy for Counsel
Effective Date: 26 October 2018
This Practice Direction sets out the court’s policy for gowning by counsel.
Unless the presiding judge otherwise directs, counsel are required to gown
for the following appearances before the court:
a. all criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings (including application
screening conferences) with the exception of “fix dates” and pretrial
b. civil trials and family law trials with the exception of summary trials
c. appeals from the Provincial Court.
Chief Justice C. E. Hinkson