This week’s update is now available on the Criminal page under Court Info/Forms on this website.
Monday, February 15, 2021 is Family Day in Ontario.
Notice is given to the Bar and all litigants with civil matters in Central East Region that the court will proceed with its regular civil sittings commencing on Monday, May 17, 2021 for three weeks, concluding on Friday, June 4, 2021. Only non-jury matters will be heard. There will be no civil jury trials.
Read the complete notice:
Notice to the Profession –Central East Region – May 2021 Civil Sittings Trial List
On February 8, 2021 the Honourable Mark L. Edwards, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, was appointed Regional Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Justice for the Central East Region. Mr. Justice Edwards replaces Madam Justice M.K. Fuerst, who returned to the regular complement of active judges effective January 1, 2021. Read the news release here.
This week’s OCJ Update with Crown Assignments, sign up sheets and connection details is available on the Criminal page here.
Minor updates have been made to the Case Conference and Settlement Conference handouts from January 4, 2021. The updated sheets can be found under Court Info/Forms > Family on this website here.
The following notice was amended on January 26, 2021 to provide for use of the Small Claims Court Submissions Online Portal:
On January 25, 2021 the Justice Services Online (JSO) platform will be expanded to enable online filing of Small Claims Court (SmCC) documents that cannot currently be filed through Service Ontario’s Small Claims Online platform. Read FOLA’s notice here.
Justice Jarvis has provided the following updated practical summary/guides for litigants for circulation to the members of the YRLA. They are also posted on the Family page of our website which can be found under court Info/Forms.
As well, the DRO program is restarting effective March 1, 2021 (two DROs on Mondays and Fridays for the month of March at this time, one DRO on those days (at this time) for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022). The DROs will be dealing with Motion to Change proceedings and parties will be expected to comply with the Family Law Rules governing Case Conferences (hence the handout above).
For your convenience, the Protocol for Central East Family Matters (previously sent Dec 31, 2020) and effective January 4th can be found here
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