Central South Region – Notice to Profession and Binding JDR – Jan. 26,2024

Please see the following attachments:

  1. Letter from Regional Senior Judge P. R. Sweeny RE: Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) for Family Cases and Revised Notice to Profession, Parties and Public effective February 1, 2024
  1. NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION, PARTIES and PUBLIC – Effective February 1, 2024
  1. Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution (Binding JDR) NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION, PARTIES and PUBLIC – Effective February 1, 2024

FOLA Real Estate Update – Jan. 2024

Attached please find a FOLA Real Estate update. 

Notice to the Profession re Implementation of Jordan-Compliant Trial Scheduling Direction

Please find attached the above-noted Notice to the Profession. 

Minutes from Liaison Meeting (September 26, 2023)

Please find attached the minutes from the St. Catharines Liaison and Community Resource Committee.

Minutes from Liaison Meeting (June 27, 2023)

Please find attached the minutes from the St. Catharines Liaison and Community Resource Committee.

Memo to Counsel re: Assignment Court – St. Catharines

Posted on behalf of the Honourable Justice M. J. Donohue, Local Administrative Justice in St. Catharines, please see the attached Memo to Counsel regarding appearances in Superior Court assignment courts.

FOLA Real Estate Update – June 2023

Attached please find a FOLA Real Estate update. 

April 25, 2022 – 3:25 PM – Report to Trial Judge – Civil Pre-Trials

The attached documents relate to the new practice direction but unfortunately have not yet been hyper-linked.

Counsel are required to complete their portion of the form and upload to Caselines as per the most recent Notice to Profession.

April 20, 2022 – 9:17 AM – Weekly Update Courts +

Please find attached, the first Weekly Update.  There are a few things non-courts related.  On the Update, you’ll find a link to a Notice from the SCJ, a Notice from the Estates Bench & Bar Committee, and info about REBBA Phase 2 (for real estate lawyers).

LCLA MASK AND COVID-19 POLICY AND PROCEDURE

Effective: March 18, 2022

Policy

  1. All persons who enter the LCLA Law Library and Lawyer’s Lounge (the “Lounge and Library”) are
    required to wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any
    period when they are in the Lounge and Library.
  2. A person may temporarily remove their mask or face covering to consume food or drink.
  3. If a person has COVID-19 symptoms including but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of
    breath, decreased or loss of taste or smell, runny nose or nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue,
    sore throat, muscle aches or joint pain, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea) or have
    been required to isolate as per Public Health, the Province of Ontario or Federal Government
    requirements, they shall not enter the Lounge and Library.
    Procedure
  4. In the event that the above policy requirements are not followed, the following may occur:
    a. A person may be asked/reminded to wear their mask;
    b. A person may be asked to remain 2 metres/6 feet apart from others in the Lounge and Library;
    c. A person may not be assisted by LCLA Library Staff;
    d. A person may be asked to leave the Lounge and Library which may include the use of court
    security and/or police officers; and/or
    e. A person may no longer be welcome to enter the Lounge and Library for a specified period of
    time.
  5. In the event that a person has a bona fide reason not to wear a mask or face covering, including but not
    limited to a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering or that they are
    being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
    Act, 2005 and/or the Human Rights Code, they may contact the LCLA Board of Directors to seek an
    exception to wearing a mask or face covering in the Lounge and Library by contacting the LCLA Board
    of Directors via email at library@thelcla.ca which will be discussed by the LCLA Board of Directors at
    the next LCLA Board of Directors meeting.
  6. Any additional inquiries or concerns regarding this Policy and Procedure made by made by contacting
    the LCLA Board of Directors via email at library@thelcla.ca which will be discussed by the LCLA
    Board of Directors at the next LCLA Board of Directors meeting