The Courts of British Columbia

Social Media Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use outline how the Court of Appeal uses Twitter to communicate with members of the public, members of the media, and members of the legal community.

Please note that the content of any Tweets posted by the Court of Appeal does not constitute legal advice and is intended for informational purposes only.

Engaging with the Court of Appeal’s Twitter account—including responding to Tweets posted by the Court of Appeal’s Twitter account, Retweeting Tweets posted by the Court’s Twitter account, or sending direct messages to the Court’s Twitter account—is not considered contacting the Court for any official purpose. Should you need to contact the Court, please visit the Court of Appeal Locations & Contacts page.

At present, the Court of Appeal’s only social media presence is its Twitter account, @BCCourtofAppeal.


The Court of Appeal may post Tweets with content including, but not limited to:

  • Operational updates;
  • New notices and Practice Directions;
  • Announcements of judicial appointments and retirements;
  • Links to reports issued by the Court;
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Quick Facts;
  • Recently published reasons for judgment; and
  • Statements from the Chief Justice.

The Court’s decision to Follow another Twitter account or Like or Retweet a Tweet does not indicate an endorsement of that account, its content, or the organization behind it.


Social media platforms such as Twitter are external to the Court of Appeal, and users are bound by the platform’s terms and conditions of use.

The Court is committed to treating other users respectfully, and expects other users interacting with its Twitter account to do so with a certain level of courtesy and respect.

The Court reserves the right to delete replies to its Tweets that are inappropriate. The Court also reserves the right to mute, block, and/or report any user responsible for Tweets violating this policy to prevent additional inappropriate conduct.


The Court’s Twitter posts may display links to websites that are not under the Court’s control. Such links are provided solely for the convenience of users, and the Court is not responsible for the information found through such links, nor does it endorse the websites or their content.