The Ontario Court of Appeal has advised that it will resume hearing appeals and panel motions in person on April 4, 2022. Single motions, purge court, and status court will continue to be heard remotely until further notice. An announcement from the Court of Appeal indicates: “In-person attendance is ordinarily limited to individuals making oral […]
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued guidelines on the mode of proceedings, which take effect on April 19, 2022. The guidelines set out the default position of the Court on whether a matter should proceed in person, virtually, or in writing. The following events will proceed virtually (by videoconference or audioconference or teleconference), […]
The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General issued a Notice to the Public and Legal Profession on February 24, 2022 in regards to electronic signatures. Electronic signatures on court documents have to be in one of the following formats: a certificate-based digital signature on a digital document (i.e., a mark applied using software such as […]
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Notice to the Profession for the Toronto Region has been updated. For short motions and applications in Toronto, the motion confirmation form has to be emailed to JUS.G.MAG.CSD.CivilMotionsConfirmation@ontario.ca by 2:00 p.m. five days prior to the hearing, excluding weekends and holidays. This is a change from the three day […]
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has updated the Participation Information Form. This form replaces counsel slips. It is required to be submitted in hearings using CaseLines and can be used in other hearings as well.
Effective February 22, 2022, parties in the Small Claims Court have to file their hearing materials at least 10 days prior to the hearing, instead of three days, with limited exceptions. The Consolidated Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding the Small Claims Court can be found here.