584 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 77 PART 4 JULY 2019
British Columbia Court of Appeal
Practice Directive (Civil)
Title: Transcripts of Proceedings
Issued: 24 May 2019
Effective: 24 May 2019
Cite as: Transcripts of Proceedings
(Civil Practice Directive, 24 May 2019)
Pursuant to s. 16 of the Court of Appeal Act and Rule 20 of the Court of Appeal
Rules, parties are required to obtain and file a transcript of all oral testimony
on an appeal. The transcript may be limited in size by consent or settled by
a justice or the registrar: Rules 20(3), (5), 26.1(2).
The Act and Rules do not contemplate the filing of transcripts other than
oral testimony, such as opening and closing addresses. Parties seeking to
file transcripts other than oral testimony must do so only in circumstances
where the issues on an appeal require it.
Where there is disagreement between parties on whether such a transcript
is required, the transcript may be either settled by a Justice or the Registrar.
Transcripts must be prepared by an official reporter and comply with the
requirements set out in the B.C. Court Transcription Manual.
The Honourable Chief Justice Bauman
for the Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Replaces the civil Practice Directive titled Transcript Extracts dated 19 September
2011 which replaced the civil Practice Directive titled Joint Appeal
Books and Transcript Extracts dated 6 December 2007.