Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Federal Court ending suspension period; Ontario starts first phase of courts reopening plan

From iPolitics - Slowly but surely, courtrooms in Canada are starting to reopen to the public. But, don’t expect judicial proceedings to get back to normal anytime soon.

Starting today, the registry counters for the Federal Court are reopening, though with limited staff, which will only accept filings for paper copies of confidential documents. They were closed to the public in mid-March.

Ontario courts to resume in-person trials starting July 6 -

From - Trials and preliminary hearings will resume across the province starting July 6 with a limited number of courtrooms, according to an update from the Ontario Court of Justice.

“All participants in a trial or preliminary inquiry, including the accused person(s), counsel and witness(es) will attend in person, unless a judge has directed otherwise,” according to the update.