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British Columbia Supreme Court Chambers applications: the simple practical things you need to know for your first application

Michael Dew is a Vancouver lawyer who practices in all areas of civil litigation (including ICBC cases). Click here for contact information and further details about Michael’s practice.
 
Introduction
Many books and papers have been written on British Columbia Supreme Court chambers practice. Few, if any, explain the really simple procedural issues that are known to all persons who have made a chambers application, but unknown and sometimes not easily discoverable by an articled student or young lawyer about to make their first application.
 
This article briefly sets out some of the basic procedural steps in making a simple chambers application. For higher level strategy advice and guidance on complicated chambers applications, consult the books listed on the civil practice page (www.legaltree.ca/node/9) of Legaltree, the PLTC materials on civil practice, or search the B.C. legal literature database of the British Columbia Courthouse Library Society: http://www.bccls.bc.ca/cms/index.cfm?group_id=2632.
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Guide for in-person litigant in a civil trial

Michael Dew is a Vancouver lawyer who practices in all areas of civil litigation. Click here for contact information and further details about Michael’s practice.

 
Introduction
The following is a guide for in-person litigants (also called lay litigants, or self represented litigants). It provides basic information about how civil trials proceed, and brief references to the key rules of evidence. Although a number of references are made to the courts in British Columbia, the general principles are applicable to civil trials in all Canadian courts.
 
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