The Central East Region has issued a new Notice to the Profession for civil matters, effective January 4, 2021. The Central East Region is comprised of Barrie, Bracebridge, Cobourg, Lindsay, Newmarket, Durham (Oshawa), and Peterborough. This is a summary: Pre-Trial Conferences Civil pre-trials are being held in all centres in the Region. The court will not initiate […]
As a reminder, several amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure came into force on January 1, 2021. Please see our previous blog post for a summary.
As a result of the province-wide lockdown, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an updated Notice to the Profession and Public last week. The notice states that, effective December 29, 2020, all non-jury matters should proceed virtually unless in-person attendance is absolutely necessary. This will remain in effect until the lockdowns are lifted or […]
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a new Notice to the Profession and Public last week. The suspension of jury trials has been extended until at least January 29, 2021 in all areas of the province except Green Zones. In areas that are not Green Zones, jury trials will recommence on February 1, 2021 […]
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice advised on Twitter last week that CaseLines will be expanded to the entire province by July 2021. CaseLines is an online document storage platform that allows counsel and parties to upload documents for review by all participants before and during hearings, including motions and pre-trial conferences. In its tweet, […]
The Ontario Bar Association has prepared a helpful resource which provides links to COVID-19 risk assessments that have been conducted at many of Ontario’s courthouses. The risk assessments address issues such as screening for COVID-19, enhanced cleaning, signage, plexiglass barriers, and facility and room capacity.