The B.C. Government has introduced amendments to the Court of Appeal Act that, if passed, will make the process of filing an appeal easier to understand and more efficient for lawyers and people who are self-represented.
These proposed amendments will consolidate information and simplify procedures to make it easier for people to read and navigate the Act. The Court will be allowed to modernize its functions, most particularly the ability to hear appeals through less traditional means (videoconference). The language will be simplified making the Act less complex and easier to understand. Frequently used sections of the Act will be made more prominent so people can source and access information more efficiently. The language of the act will be matched to the Court of Appeal Rules so that wording is consistent between the two documents.