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NOTICES AND ORDERS - COVID-19

Best Practices for Remote Hearings - eHearings Task Force Report and Checklists - May 13, 2020 


Best Practices and Etiquette for Remote Hearings - Teleconference & Videoconference

A Guide for Self-represented Family Litigants During COVID-19



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 to Jan 4, 2021
  2. Settlement Conference Handout - updated to Jan 4, 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

Justice Sector Consultation re: Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support

Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Including Electronic Filings and Document Sharing (Caselines Pilot) (September 2, 2020) - UPDATED DECEMBER 17, 2020, JANUARY 7, 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 (May 13, 2p20)  - Latest update effective January 14, 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

Legal Aid Ontario COVID-19: Ongoing list of supports for lawyers (Updated Regularly)

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 December 1, 2020


Family Assignment Court Confirmation Form

Family Assignment Court Endorsement Form


*Notes: 

There will only be two courtrooms , 401 and 402 available initially, and the distancing and cleaning protocols will restrict their capacity . There is only one small elevator with public access to the fourth floor and this elevator is often out of service.


Dear Family Law Members: The Superior Court Direction dated June 26th has generated a question relating to scheduling a new or fresh motion, in an existing case, which was not scheduled before the closing of the courts. The June 26th  notice does not speak directly to this issue, however,  the "assignment court confirmation” form does, and counsel would complete the form and send it in in the same manner as provided in part II(2) of the June 26 notice. The page number restriction for affidavits will be enforced.

(From George van Hoogenhuize)

“How do we get new first appearance dates?”

Answer: “The filing office is presently working on issuing dates for cases from March 16 to the current date. Notification of dates will be made by way of a phone call or email. For all newly issued applications, the filing office is working on providing the first appearance date when the application is issued. This will commence the week of July 6.” (From George van Hoogenhuize)

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

    Pre-Covid Info


    Regional Calendar 2020 - Central East

    Daily Court Lists

    Family Law Rules on e-Laws

    Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

    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

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    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


    RULE 39 Request to Waive First Appearance

    PUBLIC NOTICE Court Transcripts - Effective June 9, 2014

    Case Conference Handout - updated to Jan 4, 2021

    Settlement Conference Handout - updated to Jan 4, 2021

    Affidavit for Divorce Guide - effective Jan 18, 2021

    Legislation

    Justice Laws Website (Canada)

    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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