Appellate Advocacy Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Sep. 2, 2020

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ONLINE MEETING: The (Near) Future of Appellate Practice In British Columbia – A Conversation with the Chief Justice and the Registrar of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia
This meeting is being hosted by the Appellate Adocacy Section, with the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC).

Speaker(s): Chief Justice Robert Bauman, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Registrar Timothy Outerbridge, Registrar of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia 
Time: Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:30pm - 2:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.5 hours

The CBABC Appellate Advocacy Section and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia are pleased to present a joint (online) meeting hosted by the Chief Justice Bauman and Registrar Tim Outerbridge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. In this meeting, the Chief Justice and Registrar Outerbridge will lead a discussion on the vision for the Court and appellate practice in British Columbia in the not too distant future.

The current pandemic has forced judges and court administrators to create new processes and measures to remain open and accessible. These circumstances have also created an opportunity for courts and counsel to think about the future of the Court and appellate practice. The meeting will provide a forum for the Chief Justice and the Registrar to present their near term ideas on broad matters such as the technological changes expected at the court or changes to how hearings are conducted and more narrow, technical matters such as paperless appeals and chambers practice. Other topics for discussion may include:

  • What is on the Court’s technology wish list? What would be if money were no object?
  • Will Zoom Court be a permanent option? Will the Court be using that technology in the future?
  • Will paperless appeals be the presumptive way an appeal is carried out in the future?
  • Will there be options for proceedings in writing only?
  • What kinds of technology is the Court hoping to access in the future?
  • Has the pandemic caused the Court to reconsider any of its core assumptions about the conduct of an appeal? Have those considerations manifested into any potential changes in future appellate practice or procedure?
  • Has the current circumstances compelled any consideration of changes to the New Act and Rules?
  • Will the Court consider implementing an open access electronic filing platform?

The TLABC and the CBABC Appellate Advocacy Section also strongly encourage members to prepare and submit their own questions for the Chief Justice and the Registrar, both before and during the presentation. Questions may be submitted in advance to

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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