Daily Update = FOLA & COVID-19

Attached are a few docs:

  1. Some have asked that our Daily updates be posted online.  Unfortunately, in an effort to get these out to you quickly, they are not really suitable for the website.  So I have endeavoured to provide a weekly Update that will, from now on, be circulated each Monday morning from now until the foreseeable future.  These can be found on our main COVID-19 page (direct link to this report is here) and I have attached the summary report from last week’s calls to this email.
  1. The Response Doc #1 from the SCJ that addresses issues shared by Law Association members.   As you’ll see, a number appear to be works-in-progress or cite info posted on the court site. Some have been referred to MAG and others to the LSO.  More Response Updates will be forthcoming but members are still encouraged to continue forwarding questions/issues related to the courts and/or anything related to their practice to me and they will be shared with our Rapid Response team. 
  1. Also attached is the summary of today’s call.  It’s short but sweet!  In today’s call summary, you’ll notice information about an announcement this morning by the Premier that notes a new portal for companies that offer commercially available e-solutions and platforms in an effort to widen the pool and expedite the process of procurement processes for online tools.  This applies to legal services.  If you know of a company that is offering outstanding legal services online that could help with any and all transactions, you are encouraged to reach out to that company and encourage them to fill out the forms. 
  1. An urgent reminder Notice with respect to attending at courthouses in person at this time along with other COVID-19.  It, too, is on our main COVID-19 website.

That’s all for now!  Happy Monday everyone!

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director