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This Act is current to October 10, 2018
See the Tables of Legislative Changes for this Act’s legislative history, including any changes not in force.

Court Agent Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 76

Contents
1Provincial voters as practitioners
2Practitioners to be under control of court
3Application of Act

Provincial voters as practitioners

1   Despite any other law, a person whose name is on the Provincial list of voters for the electoral district in which the court is held is entitled to appear in the Supreme Court or in the Provincial Court or before a justice as the attorney and advocate of any party to any proceedings in that court, even though the person is not a practising lawyer.

Practitioners to be under control of court

2   The Supreme Court, the Provincial Court or a justice

(a) has the right to refuse audience to a person practising in that court or before that justice under the authority of this Act if, in the opinion of the court or justice, the person is guilty of any gross misconduct, and

(b) has the same control over an unprofessional person practising in the court or before the justice as the court or justice would have over a qualified practitioner practising in there.

Application of Act

3   This Act has no application

(a) within the limits of any municipality in which 2 or more members of the Law Society of British Columbia are in actual practice of the profession of a barrister or solicitor, or

(b) to any court where there are 2 or more members of the Law Society of British Columbia in actual practice of the profession of a barrister or solicitor whose places of business are within 8 km of the place where the court sits.