The Resources page on our website continues to include the latest links related to updates on remote courts and e-filing initiatives across Canada. You can find the whole list of resources here: https://angerandassociates.com/resources/.
Since the Best Practices for Remote Hearings documentation was released back in May by the Ontario e-Hearings Taskforce, we are pleased to see that it has been referred to as the best practices guide in several Canadian jurisdictions. A full list of the Best Practices Publications is here.
Most recently, the Courts of Nova Scotia published a page with information on virtual court options that are part of the COVID-19 recovery plan across civil, criminal, and family matters. The page is extensive with information and includes a helpful infographic showing what to do before your hearing and on the day of your hearing. You can find this information here.
Ontario’s Court of Appeal posted a notice regarding the use of Zoom as the videoconferencing technology for most matters, although CourtCall may still be used in some cases. The Court of Appeal outlines processes and guidelines for panels and motions as well as best practices for attendance over Zoom. The public and media can request access to Zoom Hearings by sending a request to the Registrar at the Court of Appeal. You can find this information here.
We have had the opportunity to attend several remote hearings over the last month and will post some observations over the coming weeks. If you have useful links to share related to remote courts and e-filing initiatives in Canada, please send us an email at email@example.com or leave us a comment here.