As we referenced in our blog post earlier this week, Chief Justice Hinkson made directions with regard to how the Supreme Court of British Columbia will be resuming some regular operations. COVID-19 Notice No. 28 was issued on June 5, 2020, and it clarifies how chambers applications will proceed while regular operations continue to be suspended.
We started our "New Normal" blog series last month, which explores how the practice of law has changed here in British Columbia in light of COVID-19. So far, we've posted on matters relating to general practice and estate planning. This week, we are exploring a number of subtopics relating to estate litigation, and we're starting with affidavits.
The pandemic that we currently face has triggered drastic changes in the ways in which we live, the ways in which we work, and the ways in which we interact with the world around us. As we continue to adjust to our "new normal" during COVID19, we have all had to make changes, and we have had to do so rapidly. The ways in which we normally operate have no longer been feasible, and we have had to adjust, on what seems like on a daily basis, to procedures that keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe.