March 24, 2020 -11:20 AM – Expansion of the Civil Claims Online Service

Ministry of the Attorney General Court Services DivisionOffice of the Assistant DeputyAttorney General McMurtry-Scott Building720 Bay Street, 2nd FloorToronto ON  M7A 2S9Tel.:     416 326-2611Fax.:    416 326-2652Ministère du Procureur général Division des services aux tribunauxBureau de la Sous-procureure généraleadjointe  Édifice McMurtry-Scott720, rue Bay, 2e étageToronto ON  M7A 2S9Tél. :     416 326-2611Téléc. : 416 326-2652 

Our Reference #: A-2020-83

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Please find attached a Notice to the Legal Profession regarding the expansion of the Civil Claims Online service on March 23, 2020.

The online service expansion will assist lawyers and litigants with accessing justice services during these unprecedented times when court counter services are required to be reduced to protect the health and safety of the public and staff. While filings will be accepted through the online system, until normal operations resume, only those matters that are scheduled by the judiciary for an urgent hearing will proceed. Court services will be available for urgent hearings and service will be limited for non-urgent matters.

As set out in the Notice, the Civil Claims Online service should not be used to file documents in a proceeding that has been declared by the judiciary to require an urgent hearing pursuant to the Superior Court of Justice’s Notice to the Profession, the Media and the Public dated March 15, 2020 or pursuant to the Commercial List Users Committee Notice dated March 16, 2020.

We would appreciate your assistance with distributing the notice to your members.

Thank you.

Sheila Bristo

Court Services Division

Ministry of the Attorney General