Family Law Provincial Court Practice 2012
Course Date: May 25, 2012
Course Date: May 25, 2012
Welcome and Introduction
Introductory Remarks: Family Practice in Provincial Court
Associate Chief Judge Nancy N. Phillips — Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
Tricks and Traps in Current Family Court Practice
A. “Who’s on First….?”—Concurrent, Inherent, and Paramount Jurisdiction
- which court to choose: Provincial Court vs. Supreme Court
- proceedings in both courts
- moving between courts
- multiple proceedings in Provincial Court
- same parties, different registries
- different parties, same child
David C. Dundee — Paul & Company, Kamloops
B. Current Issues for Proceeding in the Provincial Court
- enforcement of court orders
- effect of criminal proceedings on family proceedings
- challenges with using the Family Relations Act in Provincial Court
Olga R. Volpe — Lead Family Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
C. Effect of Child, Family and Community Services Act Proceedings on Provincial Court Practice
acting for parents under the CFCSA
practice, procedure, and interplay between the FRA and the CFCSA
Bruce Clokie — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Changes to Family Court Practice with the Family Law Act
will the Family Law Act eliminate the traps in Family Court?
what are the possible changes to the Provincial Court Rules?
Jill Dempster — Civil Policy and Legislation Office, Justice Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Kathryn J. Ferriss — Lead Family Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
Lunch (on your own)
Financial Disclosure in Provincial Court: Avoiding the Traps
- Form 4 Financial Statement: a wish list or an accurate reflection?
- what information should you obtain from your client to prepare a Form 4?
- how do you obtain the best information from your client and present it to the court?
- dealing with inadequate disclosure from the other party: a primer on imputing income in the face of inadequate disclosure
Ralph Krikke — Peterson Stark Scott, Surrey
G. C. (Scottie) Scott — Peterson Stark Scott, Surrey
Disclosure and Cost Efficiency in Provincial Court
- Queensbury Rules or Trial by Ambush?
- getting court time and how to best use it
- making good time estimates
- obtaining and using medical records and opinions in court
- disclosure by MCFD
- obtaining police records
Michelle B. Fuchs — Michelle Fuchs Law Office, Cranbrook
Robin P. McQuillan — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Government Agencies: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
- what do they do? what do they need from us?
- Passport Office
- Vital Statistics
- Public Guardian and Trustee Office
Angela M. Accettura — Director, Legal Services, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, Burnaby
Dina Barbosa — Assistant Manager, Passport Canada, Surrey
Jeremy Berland — Deputy Representative, Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Victoria
Kimberley D.B. Norris — Barrister & Solicitor, Child and Youth Services, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, Vancouver