May 13, 2020 – 5:00 PM-UPDATE – Further expansion of SCJ Operations, effective MAY 19 2020

As mentioned in my Weekly Update sent earlier today, a moment ago, Chief Justice Morawetz issued a new Notice to Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, Public and Media which consolidates previous Notices governing operations in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, each Regional Senior Justice issued updated Regional Notices to the Profession.  The Regional Notices to the Profession direct which matters may be heard in each region and the process to follow, without the need to refer to previous Regional Notices. 

These Notices further expand the scope of matters that will be heard virtually in the SCJ through telephone and video conference hearings.  They are effective May 19, 2020.  The new Consolidated Notice to the Profession, dated May 13, 2020, and the Regional Notices to the Profession may be found at: and on our website here.

Attached is a memo that summarizes the new provincial Notice and a chart summarizing which matters will be heard in each of the Court’s regions.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

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