Related Notices and Guides (Justice Jarvis):
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).
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
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)
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)
Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project
Memorandum Re: Confirmation of Motions - August 13, 2019
Case Conference Handout - updated to Jan 4, 2021
Settlement Conference Handout - updated to Jan 4, 2021
Affidavit for Divorce Guide - effective Jan 18, 2021
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