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Real Estate on Vancouver Island Still Affordable (But For How Long?)

Written on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Real Estate on Vancouver Island Still Affordable (But For How Long?)

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) annual conference and tradeshow takes place tomorrow at Nanaimo's VI Conference Centre. Knowing the event was coming up and in light of our recent post on Vancouver's extreme housing market, we thought it would be interesting to examine the real estate situation on Vancouver Island.

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April Litigation Calendar

Written on Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Litigation Calendar for April 2016 Now Available

Dear Valued Client,

Dye & Durham's Litigation Calendar offers you important information, including:

trial submission dates; dates when judges and masters are not available; web links to other relevant legal sites and new directives; and trial scheduling telephone information.

The calendar covers the BC Supreme Court registries within the Lower Mainland, as well as Victoria. It is colour-coded to distinguish between registries.

Send your work orders through ETRAY™ for fast, efficient service.

Friendly Reminders:

·   Application and Hearing Records: To assist registry staff and court clerks to manage hearing lists, an extra copy of the notice of application or petition (and the requisition resetting the hearing, if applicable) must be included with the application or hearing record.  The extra copy should be separate from and not bound with the application or hearing record.  Part 1 of the extra copy of the notice of application or petition should be highlighted or marked in such a way as to indicate which of the orders listed in Part 1 will be spoken to at the hearing. Having a copy marked in this way allows registry staff to know whether all or only part of the relief listed in the notice of application or petition will be spoken to at the hearing, which in turn allows for better management of hearing time in the courtroom.

·   Resetting hearing of application or petition:  Pursuant to Practice Direction 28 (Chambers Practice), a requisition to reset the hearing of an application or petition must set out the following:

a)   the new date and time for the hearingb)  the place of hearingc)   a brief description (one paragraph) of the nature of the relief sought on the application or petitiond)  an estimate of the time that the hearing will requiree)   whether or not the matter is within the jurisdiction of a Master

·   Certificates of Divorce:  The name, date and place information on a certificate of divorce must match the final order exactly.  The registry will reject the certificate if there is any variation.

Click here to access Dye & Durham's Litigation Calendar for April 2016.

Dye & Durham Corporation

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Court Processing Times Update

Written on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Court Processing Times Update

Dear Valued Client,

Please note that the court processing times listed below, as provided to us by the various registries, set out an approximate timeframe only. Documents being processed as of a certain date may not be ready for release by the registry on that date. While we strive to provide the most up to date information possible, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and the dates may change without notice to us.

Where unspecified, the dates listed are for documents submitted manually for processing (as opposed to e-filed through Court Services Online).

Vancouver Law Courts Processing Times

Please be advised that as of March 29, 2016 the Vancouver Law Courts are currently processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate

Applications: February 19

Chambers

Consent Orders/Desk Orders:

   Manual: March 14

   E-filed: March 16

Spoken to Orders: March 14

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 29

Default Judgments:

   Manual: March 14

   E-filed: March 21

Civil

Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): March 24

Family

Desk Order Divorce:

   Manual: February 2

   E-filed: March 8

Spoken to Orders: March 9

Consent Orders:

   Manual: March 24

   E-filed: March 16

Trial Scheduling

E-filed Documents: March 24

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 29

New Westminster Supreme Court Processing Times

Please be advised that as of March 29, 2016 the New Westminster Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate

Applications: February 17

Resubmitted Applications: March 7

Chambers

Consent Orders/Desk Orders:

   Manual: March 14

   E-filed: March 23

Spoken to Orders: March 14

Default Judgments (E-filed): March 21

Civil

Notices of Civil Claim (E-filed): March 24

Family

Desk Order Divorce:

   Manual: February 22

   E-filed: March 18

Resubmitted Divorce Orders: February 18

Trial Scheduling

E-filed Documents: March 23

Documents Not Requiring Court Signature (E-filed): March 29

Victoria Supreme Court Processing Times

Please be advised that as of March 29, 2016 the Victoria Supreme Court is processing documents for the dates listed below:

Probate

Applications: February 16

   Chambers

   Orders:

   Manual: March 22

   E-filed: March 21

Bankruptcy

All: March 22

Family

Adoption: March 1

Desk Order Divorce:

   Manual: February 25

   E-filed: Not available

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these processing times, please contact Dye & Durham's Court Registry Support Services team at 604-257-1854 or [email protected].

Dye & Durham Corporation

 

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Access Pro Bono Hosts Canada's First Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline

Written on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Access Pro Bono Hosts Canada's First Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline

They say that conflict brings out the worst but also the best in humanity, and today we want to share an encouraging example of that. With remarkable coordination and collaboration, nine legal and human-rights groups in the province have banded together to provide the country's first Islamophobia legal assistance hotline, at islamophobiahotline.ca and 604-343-3828.

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Last chance to register for CPD accredited 'Personal Injury Update' webinar

Written on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Dear Valued Client,

There’s still time to register for the Personal Injury Update & Tools To Make Your Life Easier, webinar April 6, 12 pm.

The Personal Injury Update webinar for lawyers, paralegals, administrators, features industry authorities. Come join Laurelly Dale, Director of Content Development Canada Litigation, LexisNexis Canada Inc.,Todd Lucyk, Slater Vecchio LLP, and Anne Amos-Stewart, Manager of Court Registry Support Services, and In-House Counsel for Dye & Durham Corporation.

The Pesonal Injury Update webinar will provide an overview of the cases, Orders In Council, practice directions, legislative updates, and a review of key lessons surrounding expert evidence. You will also be given an update about innovative tools to help increase your efficiency, and daily productivity.

To register: email [email protected]

Phone: Heather Orchison, Communications Coordinator at 778-312-0188 

Dye & Durham Corporation

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