British Columbia Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules Committee

The British Columbia Supreme Court Civil & Family Rules Committee (the "Rules Committee") provides advice and makes recommendations on changes to the Supreme Court Rules that are fair, sustainable and have the public's confidence.

The Rules Committee evaluates court rules changes proposed by members of the judiciary, the legal profession, government ministries and the public. It engages the legal profession, members of the public and other users of the courts. It also advises the Attorney General on issues affecting access to justice that might be addressed through the court rules.

Current Members

The current members of the Rules Committee are as follows:

  • Barbara Carmichael, KC (Chair)
  • Master John Bilawich
  • Jennifer Brun, KC
  • Paul Craven
  • Registrar Meg Gaily
  • Lisa Hamilton, KC
  • Lindsay LeBlanc
  • Maureen Lundell, KC
  • Justice Francesca Marzari
  • Stephanie Melvin
  • Justice Elliott Myers
  • Justice Robert Punnett
  • Master Shelagh Scarth
  • Master Steven Schwartz
  • Justice Palbinder Shergill
  • Krista Simon
  • Justice Nathan Smith
  • Justice William Veenstra

Paralegal Attendees

  • Wendy Matthews
  • Michèle Ross

For more information about the Committee, view the Rules Committee's terms of reference.

Current Consultation

There are no current consultations. To provide suggestions for potential amendments or changes to the rules, contact

For information on other consultations, see Statutes, regulations and policy.