Civil Jury Trials Suspended for 1 Year

Effective September 28, 2020, all civil jury trials will be suspended for one year. The Ministry of the Attorney General announced this measure in response to the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19.

Civil jury trials had previously been suspended due to COVID-19. This announcement extends that suspension to October 4, 2021.

As a result, any civil lawsuit, including ICBC cases, that had been scheduled to be tried before a jury will now be tried before a judge alone. Unless a judge otherwise orders, parties will not be permitted to apply to adjourn their cases to a latter date so as to have their matter tried before a jury.