Introduction
Introduction

We recommend that you watch the introductory video first. It will provide you with an overview of the British Columbia court system, and this website.

To learn more about British Columbia's trial and appeal courts, select an option from the menu above.

Glossary

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Facilities: Buildings or services available in a certain location, for example, the courtrooms are in the courthouse facilities.

Fact Pattern: A series of facts that are presented in a story form.

Facts: Something that can be shown to be true, to exist, or to have happened. In a legal case it is based on or concerned with the evidence presented. Matters of fact are issues for a judge or a jury to decide.

Family Case Conference: A conference is meeting between the parties, in the presence of the trial judge to discuss the case before the trial begins.

Family Justice Counsellor: A person who helps the parties involved in a family dispute.

Fees: Charges collected by an institution, for example, money paid to file a claim in court.

Federal Government: The central government of Canada based in Ottawa.

Fine: A fine is a sentence, or one aspect of a sentence, involving a monetary sum to be paid to the court.

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