This book is essential for: Any lawyer who appears in British Columbia Supreme Court on civil matters and their support staff.
The Supreme Court Civil Rules that will take effect on July 1, 2010 incorporate the overarching object of proportionality and encompass significant changes with respect to document discovery, examinations for discovery, fast track cases, judicial management of cases, and experts and expert evidence. They also represent the first major restructuring of the court rules governing practice in the British Columbia Supreme Court in more than 30 years. All of the civil court forms have been replaced and the rules as a whole have been completely reorganized.
Lawyers who appear in Supreme Court on civil matters need to be prepared to practice under the new rules from the moment they take effect. Support staff should be well versed in the new forms and time limits as well as other details of the new rules. The Civil Rules Transition Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to help you do just that. An Introduction by the Honourable Donald I. Brenner, QC, and clear, concise annotations written by leading practitioner Craig P. Dennis will help practitioners and their support staff be ready to hit the ground running. It is also a good portable reference to bring to conferences, discoveries, and court. The book includes forms on CD-ROM.
Highlights of the Civil Rules Transition Guide
- the complete text of the Supreme Court Civil Rules, B.C. Reg. 168/2009, annotated with commentary by Craig P. Dennis
- an introduction explaining the background to and major changes contained in the new rules
- a Table of Concordance listing the Rules of Court alongside their corresponding Supreme Court Civil Rules and Supreme Court Family Rules
- a second Table of Concordance listing the new Supreme Court Civil Rules and their predecessor provisions from the Rules of Court, and highlighting those rules that are new
- the new Appendix A—Forms on CD-ROM in Word and WordPerfect formats
- all features of the publication current to February 1, 2010