Attorney General’s B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee

The Attorney General’s B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee has a mandate to consult broadly with the legal profession and users of the courts, including self-represented litigants.

The rules committee provides advice and makes recommendations on changes to 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. The Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court is consulted on any recommended changes to the civil rules.

Membership of the rules committee includes:

  • John Bilawich: Vancouver
  • Bill Dick: Kelowna
  • Lisa Hamilton: Vancouver
  • John M. Hogg, QC: Kamloops
  • Lindsay R. LeBlanc: Victoria
  • Maureen L. A. Lundell, QC: Vancouver

For more information about the Committee, view the Committee’s terms of reference and policies.

Current Consultation

The Supreme Court Rules Committee is currently conducting the following consultation, which will be open for comment until December 15, 2017:

To provide feedback on an open consultation, or other suggestions for potential amendments or changes to the rules, write to AGSupremeCourtRules@gov.bc.ca.

For information on other consultations, please see Statutes, Regulations & Policy.