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some cases on covid vaccination of children

(Droit de la famille - 211637) D.P v G.M. 2021 QCCS 3582

OMS v EJS 2021 SKQB 243

AC v LL 2021 ONSC 6530

Saint-Phard v Saint-Phard 2021 ONSC 6910

Non-COVID-19 Vaccine case: BCJB v E-RRR 2021 ONSC 6294

Fall family law lunch 2021 Cases Mentioned

Rosen v Rosen - Urgent Motion Test

Roberts v Roberts - Disclosure

Burke v. Poitras - Disclosure

Desai v Desai- Orders

Girao v. Cunningham– “joint” brief one-sided; evidence

Ni v Yan – lack of disclosure; one Settlement Conference only

Monter v. Licea commentary only (will be updated when reported) – not ready for Settlement Conference

news

January 2022 HELP Toolkit: Identifying & Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers has recently been published by Justice Canada


December 1, 2021, new forms come into effect: 8.01, 14B, 15, 17F, 35.1 Link to Ontario Court Forms


Relocation Forms under the Divorce Act from Justice Canada:
Notice of Relocation 

Objection to Relocation 

Notice of Change in Place of Residence - Person with Contact

Ontario Relocation Forms under the CLRA

Family Law Rules updates September 1, 2021
The Divorce Act Changes Explained

The Bill C-78 Divorce Act Changes: What you need to know (Webinars)

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments (Webinar)

New forms as of March 1, 2021. Link to the court forms here.

Court Notice Finder (created by volunteer family lawyers)

Recent Notices

CE Notice to the Family Law Profession - Justice Edwards - January 14, 2022

SCJ Notice to the Profession regarding court proceedings - January 19, 2022 UPDATE

Province-wide Notice to the Profession Regarding Family Law Cases - Effective September 13, 2021 - Amended January 10, 2022 to add sections 11 (regarding Motions to Change), 12 (regarding the new Law Society pilot program for family cases) and 13 (regarding automatic orders).   New Motion to Change Endorsement form


Notice to Profession and Public regarding court proceedings – December 17, 2021 UPDATE


Revised Case Conference & Settlement Conference rules - December 3, 2021


Additional DRO days assigned to Newmarket - Please click here for letter from Justice Jarvis dated November 18th, 2021


Consolidated Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, Public and the Media Re Expanded Operations of Ontario Superior Court of Justice effective May 19, 2020 - Effective November 8, 2021 Part D(3) (Filings) is renamed (Filings and Court Fee Payments) and is amended to:

  • Replace the requirement to file in paper any materials initially filed by email with requirements to maintain documents.
  • Advise that court fees for email filings (past or future) can be paid immediately by phone or cheque, and in accordance with direction made by or on behalf of a Registrar.

Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Regarding the CaseLines Pilot, E-Filing, and Fee Payment (September 2, 2020) Effective November 8, 2021: Section 2 (Electronic Court Filings- Justice Services Online) is amended to:

  • Replace the requirement to file in paper any materials initially filed by email with requirements to maintain documents.
  • Advise that court fees for email filings (past or future) can be paid immediately by phone or cheque, and in accordance with direction made by or on behalf of a Registrar.

Notice to Profession - Divisional Court - Effective November 8, 2021, Part D5 (Filing Documents with the Court and Payment of Fees) is amended to: 

  • Replace the requirement to file in paper any materials initially filed by email with requirements to maintain documents.
  • Advise that court fees for email filings (past or future) can be paid immediately by phone or cheque, and in accordance with direction made by or on behalf of the Registrar or a local Registrar of the Divisional Court. 


Update to Family Law Rules - O. Reg. 522/21 - July 12, 2021

Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction (Effective July 1, 2014) - June 21, 2021 Update 

Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings – June 18, 2021 Update (Gowning Clarification June 29)


Legal Aid Online Access & Financial Eligibility Update - May 17, 2021

Practice Advisory Concerning the Superior Court of Justice’s Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution Pilot Projects - Effective May 14, 2021 (Simcoe & Muskoka)

Notice to Profession in Central East - April 22, 2021  Triage Form.docx  Triage Form.pdf

Newmarket DRO/Case Conference Notice - April 20, 2021

Expansion of CaseLines and Tip Sheet for Hearings - March 31, 2021

Standard Clauses for Family Law Orders - effective March 1, 2021

Notice to the Profession – Central East Region – Spring 2021 Family Trial Sittings - Feb 16, 2021

Notice to the Profession and Family Law Litigants – Protocol for Family and Child Protection Matters in the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region (Effective January 4, 2021)

Related Notices and Guides (Justice Jarvis):

  1. Case Conference Handout - updated August 10, 2021
  2. Settlement Conference Handout - updated August 10, 2021
  3. Affidavit for Divorce Guide - effective Jan 18, 2021

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).

Documents submitted to the court in electronic format – Document naming protocol - Effective January 11, 2021 (Can also be found in the notice re Expanded Operations of the SCJ at Part C s.8)Below are sample document names:

Expert Report – Defendant – Loblaws Inc. – 13-MAR-2021
Financial Statement Form 13.1 – Respondent – A. Wong – 21-NOV-2021

11b Application – Defence – Nathanson – 12-JAN-2021


Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force August 1 and September 1, 2020

     New Forms: 15 Motion to Change    15B Response to Motion to Change

New O. Reg. 431/20: ADMINISTERING OATH OR DECLARATION REMOTELY under Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act - August 1, 2020   Summary from Ontario's Regulatory Registry

Mandatory Information Session (MIP) Scheduling (Newmarket) - Effective July 27, 2020

NOTICE to the LEGAL PROFESSION and the PUBLIC regarding the use of online claims services - July 6, 2020

COVID 19: Reopening Courtrooms (July 6, 2020) - Updated regularly

Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused, Media and Members of the Public (June 25, 2020)

Order of the Chief Justice Adjourning Child Protection Matters SCJ - May 6, 2020

Superseded Notices


    Pre-Covid Info

    List of Frequently Relied Upon Family Law Cases

    Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

    Family Motions Information – Central East

    Family Duty Counsel Services as of November 18, 2019

    How Can I Help the Superior Court Administration Office?

    New Rules on "Special Party" definition and Expert Evidence - Effective September 1, 2019

    Memorandum Re: Confirmation of Motions - August 13, 2019

    Notice to the Profession - Consolidated Practice Direction Concerning Family Law Cases in Central East Region - Amended July 1, 2018

    CYFSA Changes tip sheet (from Spring Family Law Lunch)

    CYFSA s.98 Endorsement Sheet April 30, 2018

    CYFSA Endorsement Sheet (Protection/Status Review Application)

    Practice Advisory Re Long Motions Central East Region - Effective June 19, 2017

    Tip Sheet - Family Cases

    Case Conference Rules and Practice

    Settlement Conference Rules and Practice

    Disclosure Compliance Form

    Standard Disclosure Terms Chart

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    forms

    Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form

    Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form - Child Protection 

    Family Motion Request form (Current)

    Registration of Divorce Proceedings Form

    Set up or Update Child Support Online

    Family Mediation – Self Referral

    RULE 39 Request to Waive First Appearance

    PUBLIC NOTICE Court Transcripts - Effective June 9, 2014


    legislation

    Justice Laws Website - Family Law Info (updated regularly)

    Divorce Act

    e-Laws (Ontario)

    Child, Youth and Family Services Act

    Employment Standards Act


    The following links may be of interest to the Family Law Bar in York Region

    Pension Forms from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Forms/Pages/default.aspx#Family

    Supervised Access Services, York Region   www.socialenterprise.ca/supervised-access-services



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