The Honourable Mr. Justice Romilly has been appointed as the case management judge. Lawyers for the plaintiffs and the defendants have appeared before him on December 10, 2004 and February 17, 2005 to discuss procedural issues relating to the plaintiffs’ application to have the proceeding certified as a class action.

The Court has directed that a preliminary legal relating to the constitutionality of the Vancouver Jail’s strip search policy be addressed before the certification hearing itself. Lawyers for both sides are scheduling a date for the hearing of that issue, expected to take place before the summer.