Ontario Superior Court of Justice expands matters heard remotely during COVID-19
From the Lawyer’s Daily – On April 2, Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, issued two notices to the profession regarding criminal, civil and family matters that will be heard by the court during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The notices, which will come into effect on April 6, expand the matters that can be heard during the pandemic beyond the “urgent” matters that the chief justice had limited the court to during the month of March.
“To promote access to justice, to minimize growing caseloads, and to maintain the effective administration of justice in Ontario, the Court is expanding its operations beyond the most urgent matters. All matters will be heard remotely by way of telephone or video conference,” the notices state.