New BC Court Rules Include Court Fee Reductions
- the Province picking up the tab for "up to three days of trial time before litigants are required to pay court fees";
- "court fees for filing or responding to a legal claim will be eliminated for parties that engage in mediation prior to commencing a civil action"; and,
- a new fast track process to simplify procedures for disputes of less than $100K.
The rationale behind these changes and an overview of the goals involved are also nicely explained in this Civil Rules Fact Sheet.