Series GR-3946 - Vancouver Supreme Court case files

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Vancouver Supreme Court case files

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  • microform

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  • 1970-1980; predominantly 1977-1979 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

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5.58 m of microfiche

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The series consists of microfiched Supreme Court case files from the “A,” “B,” “C,” “H” and “X” records series. The majority of the case files date from the period 1977-1979, with some records dating from as early as 1970 and as late as 1980. The original case files were microfiched and destroyed before the final orders could be removed and filed separately; as such, these microfiche represent the only extant copy of the final order.

“A” and “X” series records appear to contain case files relating to legislated statutes, "B” series relates to Motor Vehicle cases, “C” series relates to general civil cases, and “H” series records deal with foreclosures.

The fiche are arranged by series, and then by case number. The case numbers are not arranged in a strict sequential order, but rather are arranged by record series, year, and then by the last two digits of the court file number. For example, all “A” series records from 1978 ending in “00” are grouped together (A780100, A780200, A780300, etc), followed by all the 1978 “A” series records ending in 01, and so on.

If a researcher is missing the file number, this can be located in indexes that are available to staff only. These indexes include both plaintiff and defendant in the same list. Once the file number has been located, this can be used to locate the case file and the order can be copied.

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Transferred from the Vancouver court registry in May 2019.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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For Vancouver civil orders from 1944 to 2005, please see GR-2011.

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Accession number(s) : 83-1646

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