Below are two updates from the SCJ:
- The Superior Court of Justice – Toronto Region COVID-19 notice to profession has been amended to provide that civil pre-trial conference briefs should only be uploaded into CaseLines (not submitted through the JSO portal or emailed to trial coordination staff). A revised Construction Act form has also been linked to the notice. https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/notice-to/
- Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure and court forms come into force on January 1, 2022. The amended forms, now available on the Ontario Court Forms website, have a simplified format and helpful instructions. Old forms will not be accepted after January 1, 2022, unless the court orders otherwise. The rule and form amendments also include consequential amendments prompted by recent amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act regarding the spousal entitlement and the effect of marriage on a prior will. For more information, see: Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) (ontariocanada.com).