Author: David Sanders

CJO Update re Civil Proceedings 2020-04-02

UPDATE REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE REGULAR OPERATIONS Note: Camberwell House has extracted only those portions applicable to civil matters.  The reader should go to the full memorandum for its complete contents.  Other editing changes have been made. April 2, 2020 This notice supplements the March 15, 2020 notice for civil and […]

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CJO INFO MEMORANDUM ON SCJ MATTERS TO BE HEARD DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

TO: Bar associations, Media and Justice Stakeholders FROM: Office of the Chief Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice RE: Information on Matters to be Heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice during the COVID-19 crisis, Effective April 6, 2020 DATE: April 2, 2020 NOTE:  INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY – NOT A SOURCE OF AUTHORITY Chief […]

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Divisional Court Notice to the Profession 2020-04-02

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION DIVISIONAL COURT April 2, 2020 Urgent matters will continue to be heard under the Notice to the Profession dated March 15, 2020. Effective April 6, additional matters will be scheduled for remote hearings by telephone or video conference or heard in writing. D.1. Provincewide Protocol applies to all Divisional Court matters […]

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Expansion of SCJ Matters to be heard

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION EXPANSION OF MATTERS TO BE HEARD IN THE ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST REGION The urgent matters we have already been hearing will, of course, continue to be a priority nd will be triaged to ensure urgency. All urgent requests for hearings are to include an e-mail (maximum 2 pages) stating […]

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London Courthouse “re-opens”

Members of the Middlesex Law Association have been informed that as of March 30, 2020 “the London Courthouse is OPEN but we strongly advise you not to visit the building”. I will post further developments as they arise. There is much behind-the-scenes work going on amongst court staff, judges and lawyers to adapt to the […]

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Suspension of all Limitation Periods, Ontario

The Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.   The Order in Council will also be posted on this website: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council  and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil […]

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Bench/Bar -7- Some timeline issues; original filings; system

90/60 day deadlines (regarding medical/legal assessments) are, in this crisis, not being rigidly held to; the court will likely be flexible on that in the circumstances. The emergency Regulation extending limitation periods does not, on its terms, suspend time the periods set out in pre-existing orders of the court. Are those time periods automatically suspended, […]

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Bench/Bar -6- Remote swearing, originals, and court 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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Bench/Bar -5- Solicitor-client Assessments

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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Bench/Bar -4- Motions etc.

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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