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Ontario Court of Justice - COVID-19: Notices and Updates regarding Court operations

Ontario Court of Justice - COVID-19: Notices and Updates regarding Court operations

From the Ontario Court of Justice - Update:  COVID-19 Pandemic Planning – Scheduling of Criminal and Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (as of March 20, 2020)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Court of Justice issued a directive on March 15, 2020, “COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for the Scheduling of Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice” to reduce the number of people who attend court for criminal, family and Provincial Offences Act matters.  That directive has been revised and extended, as of March 20, 2020.

Unless you have an urgent criminal or an urgent family court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice between Friday March 20, 2020 and Friday May 29, 2020 do not attend court.

All family trials, criminal trials and preliminary inquiries between Friday March 20, 2020 and Friday May 29, 2020 are suspended, subject to a judge seized with a continuing matter ordering otherwise.  This applies to both in-custody and out-of-custody accused.

Read more at: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/