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1. Until November 30, 2018, the following scheduling record will be captured
by JCMs when scheduling criminal trials of one day or longer
(excluding SPC and breach of court order files):
a. When the Court is first available outside of 30 days from the fix
b. When the Court and witnesses are first available (with any police
witness leave greater than one month noted).
c. Assigned Crown and defence counsel’s available dates (for trials
1–3 days, all available dates between 30 days and 9 months from
the fix date; for trials 4 days or more, all available dates between
30 days and 12 months from the fix date). Counsel will provide
available dates in writing to the JCM.
d. If assigned Crown and/or defence counsel do not provide their
available dates in writing to the JCM, the JCM will record that
counsel declined to provide a written record of their available
dates and will note counsel’s first available date only.
e. After the JCM schedules the trial date, the JCM will place in the
iii. a copy of assigned Crown and defence counsel’s available
dates if provided or, if not provided, a note of counsel’s first
iii. all the dates when the court and witnesses were available prior
to the scheduled trial date; and
iii. the scheduled trial date.
History of Notice to the Profession and Public
• Original Notice to the Profession and Public issued on September
Acting Chief Judge
27, 2018 and effective October 1, 2018.
Provincial Court of British Columbia