July 8, 2020 – 12:46 PM – FOLA’s Weekly Update & Latest Issue Report

Please find attached a copy of this week’s update and the most recent Issues Report.  You can also find a copy of the weekly update here. Please forward to your members.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

FOLA.ca

Need answers to COVID-19 issues regarding the practice of law?  CLICK HERE.

July 7, 2020 – 5:22 PM – Ministry of the Attorney General Emergency Order Update

Yesterday, the government passed 1st reading of the Re-Opening Ontario – A Flexible Response to COVID-19 Act, 2020 that would, if passed, support the continued efforts to reopen Ontario in a way that recognizes that the impact of COVID-19 may still be felt for an extended period of time after the declaration of emergency is over.

There are three emergency orders made by the Ministry of the Attorney General that the Attorney General wanted brought to your attention: O. Reg. 73/20 – Limitation Periods; O. Reg. 76/20 – Electronic Service; and O. Reg. 129/20 – Signatures in Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Attached is a copy of Bill 195 and a letter from the AG outlining the Act. 

July 3, 2020 – 4:59 PM- Notice to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the use of online claims services

Please find attached a Notice from the Ministry of the Attorney General to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the use of online claims services.  The Notice also references the court counter service hours effective July 6, 2020.  Select filings and requests can also continue to be submitted by email. 

Please distribute the notice to your members.

Have a great weekend!

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

FOLA.ca

Need answers to COVID-19 issues regarding the practice of law?  CLICK HERE.

July 3, 2020 – 5:15 AM- Updates and new notices from the Courts

July 2, 2020 – 4:26 PM-Reopening Memo – July 2, 2020

Please find attached the Honourable Justice W.L. MacPherson’s memorandum with respect to reopening of courts.

June 29, 2020 – 5:59 PM – Notice to Profession – Divisional Court (June 29, 2020)

The SCJ has issued a Notice to Profession – Divisional Court.  That link is available here.

Please circulate to your members.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

FOLA.ca

Need answers to COVID-19 issues regarding the practice of law?  CLICK HERE.

June 29, 2020 – 5:20 PM- Protocol in the Central South Region RE: reopening

Today, the SCJ issued a Notice to the Profession –Re: Civil, Family, Criminal Expansion in the Central South Region (Effective June 26, 2020).  Here’s the link to this notice.

Here is the link to the SCJ main page – Regional Section where you can find all Regional Notices issues.

Please circulate to your members.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

FOLA.ca

Need answers to COVID-19 issues regarding the practice of law?  CLICK HERE.

June 26, 2020 – 3:37 PM-Central South Notice to Profession – issued June 26, 2020

Sent on behalf of Regional Senior Justice Arrell –

Dear Central South Bar Associations,

Attached in Word and PDF is the Central South Notice to Profession issued today, June 26, 2020.

Please distribute this Notice to your Associations.

Thank you,

HSA

Harrison S. Arrell

Regional Senior Justice

45 Main St.E., Suite 721

Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2B7

June 25, 2020 – 10:02 AM – SCJ Notice re: Expected steps as some in-court hearings resume in certain locations

Please see today’s notice from the SCJ (link below)

The Notice covers the steps that are expected to be completed to permit some in-court hearings to resume at certain court locations, effective July 6, 2020.

June 24, 2020 – 12:01 PM- FOLA’s Weekly Update

Attached is this week’s Recap of our Sector Call and our most recent Issues Report.  The Weekly Update can also be found on our website here.

This week’s update contains a lot of information and links from FOLA, including:

  • Links to letters from the OBA on behalf of FLA, LAO, & The Advocates’ Society to OCJ Chief Justice Masionneuve highlighting matters that should be prioritized as remote operations continue to be expanded;
  • Links to materials from last week’s town hall hosted by Ontario’s Recovery Secretariat on COVID-19 safety and the reopening of Ontario’s Courts;
  • Submission & comment reminders;
  • An offer from Bloomberg Law; and more!

Please share this with your members.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director

FOLA.ca

Need answers to COVID-19 issues regarding the practice of law?  CLICK HERE.