Duhaime's Legal Citations

BCSC - Supreme Court of British Columbia

Related Citation: BCPC, BCCA, B.C.L.R. (CAN), B.C.R., BC Reg.

2000 to date.

In 1999, British Columbia's Superior Court opted for a database and Internet-friendly neutral citation system: BCSC, for the British Columbia Supreme Court.

It may be presented in the traditional legal citation format, with periods, as in "B.C.S.C."

Now, all cases chosen for release to the public are assigned a permanent BCSC number with the four-digit year followed by the BCSC and then a sequentially assigned number.

The first decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to be assigned a permanent BCSC legal citation:

Powell v I.C.B.C. 2000 BCSC 1

More recently, the 2004 case PEP v DWP 2004 BCSC 1590 or the September 2006 case Vagel v Shedid 2005 BCSC 973.

The hierarchy of the Courts within British Columbia: BCPC > BCSC > BCCA.


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