The Hutchison case has been running in Victoria as an E-trial, but it becomes a Vancouver E-trial starting July 2, 2019. The Victoria court heard the evidence portion of the E-trial from April 15 – May 28, 2019. Now, Justice Dev Dley has agreed to hear closing arguments in Vancouver using the E-trial platform.
The case is an e-trial because of the hard work of one of the parties’ lawyers: Bill MacLeod, Q.C. He ensured that Justice Dev Dley ordered the case run as an e-trial using the UK program,
The E-trial has been a success. Early feedback includes an appreciative comment from one lawyer who said, “This is me going home for the weekend,” indicating that he was leaving the courthouse with only a single briefcase containing his laptop.
Why it matters: The BC Government and the BC Judiciary are actively looking into
The Vancouver courthouse indicates that the Hutchison E-trial will move into an E-trial ready courtroom in Vancouver (Editors’ note, June 28: The Hutchison E-Trial it set to run in Vancouver Courtroom 67).