Practice Direction 36 – Trial Management Conferences Allowed to Be Waived by Consent
(UPDATE – August 31, 2012 – PD 36 has been repealed and replaced with PD 37)
Addressing concerns that mandatory Trial Management Conferences add unnecessary time and expense to litigation, Practice Direction 36 comes into force on September 4 which will allow parties to BC Supreme Court Civil and Family matters to apply to waive TMC’s.
The waiver of TMC’s is limited to Vancouver Registry trials 9 days or less in duration with no self-represented litigants involved. Hopefully this directive will be expanded Province wide.