Category: Covid-19

Bench/Bar Conference -1- The Courthouse itself and filing

The following is part a series of Camberwell House summaries of some key court and courthouse information as recently relayed to the Middlesex Law Association by Justice Duncan Grace, Regional Senior Justice Bruce Thomas, and Trial Coordinator Joy Beattie.  It is not in the order of the notes provided by the Courthouse, but is organized […]

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Courthouse status as of March 26, 2020

Manager, Court Operations, County of Middlesex Court House, 80 Dundas Street MEMORANDUM TO: All Courthouse Staff and Stakeholders FROM: Court – Based Emergency Management Team DATE: [Thursday] March 26, 2020 SUBJECT: London Courthouse Update I am writing to provide an update regarding the current status of the London Courthouse. The courthouse was closed on March […]

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“Who doesn’t love a thriller based around the hijinks of estate planning?”

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, estate planning was top of mind at Oscar time with the fantastic movie, Knives Out. … Who doesn’t love a thriller based around the hijinks of estate planning?” Darren Stewart of Singleton Urquhart takes a humourous tack to tell us things that we should consider even during the best of […]

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Woodstock / Oxford County SCJ – Adjournments, closures

Verbatim: Members of the Oxford County Bar, As you likely now know, all Superior Court of Justice Criminal, Family, and Civil Law matters have been adjourned as of March 17, 2020, until June 2020, as per the Order of Chief Justice Morawetz (online at https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/). Urgent matters will be dealt with on a case by […]

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Goderich SCJ – Adjournments, closures

March 19, 2020 Please be advised that in accordance with the direction of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario all civil and family matters in the Superior Court in Goderich scheduled between March 17th and June 5th are hereby formally adjourned to Tuesday June 9th at 10am to be spoken to. For […]

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OMA Covid 19 website

The Ontario Medical Association has created a Covid-19 information page that my GP thinks is excellent. https://www.virusfacts.ca

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Hamilton SCJ – adjournments, closures

Verbatim transcript of “Notice to the Profession Central South Civil Matters – COVID-19 Update” [Hamilton and area courts] Posted on: Mar 17, 2020 As a result of COVID-19: • All civil matters set for trial, long or short motions, civil pretrials, and/or trial scheduling court matters in March 2020 are automatically adjourned to June 2nd, […]

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FOLA (Federation of Law Associations) Covid-19 information page

FOLA (Federation of Law Associations) Covid-19 information page. https://fola.ca/mag

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Stratford SCJ adjournments

Verbatim transcript of Justice Garson’s statement: Please be advised that in accordance with the direction of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario all civil matters in the Superior Court scheduled between March 17th and June 8th are hereby formally adjourned to Tuesday June 9th at 10am to be spoken to. For clarity, […]

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Virtual / Distance commissioning

Verbatim transcript of an LSO FAQ: Can a lawyer or paralegal use virtual commissioning in the context of COVID-19? Commissioning is governed by the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act and is not regulated by the Law Society. Although the law is evolving in this area, the best practice for commissioning documents remains for the lawyer […]

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