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NOTICES AND ORDERS RE COVID-19 AND COURT OPERATIONS (SCJ)

COVID-19 NOTICES AND UPDATES (OCJ)

Best Practices for Remote Hearings - eHearings Task Force Report and Checklists - May 13, 2020 

Best Practices and Etiquette for Remote Hearings - Teleconference & Videoconference

Guidelines re: Remote Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice - (includes Zoom & JVN WebRTC User Guides)



Update - Additional Court Locations Commencing Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances in October and November  2020 (Published October 22, 2020

Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding In-Person Operations in Newmarket October 16, 2020

Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public Re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (October 14, 2020)

NOTICE to the Profession and Public Regarding In-Person Operations in Toronto, Brampton and Ottawa (October 9, 2020)

Virtual Sign Up Sheets OCJ Toronto

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing or a specific case, please contact the specific Crown Attorney Office or Court Services Office referred to above.

Toronto West (2201 Finch Ave. West) Virtual Case Management Court

Toronto North (1000 Finch Ave. W.) Virtual Case Management Court

College Park Courthouse Virtual Case Management Court

Scarborough / Metro East Virtual Case Management Court

Old City Hall Virtual Case Management Court

311 Jarvis Courthouse Virtual Case Management Court


Virtual Sign Up Sheets OCJ Newmarket 

201 List  (being heard in 101 Court) 

102 List (being heard in 106 Court) 

Newmarket Virtual Case Management Court Scheduling and Connection Details (as of September 21, 2020)

Scheduling and Conducting of Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances (Published August 20, 2020; last updated September 17, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Delay in Resuming Criminal Trials and Preliminary Inquiries in the Ontario Court of Justice at Gore Bay, Orillia, Stratford and Woodstock (Published September 11, 2020)

Jury Management Manual - September 10, 2020

Off-Site Court Locations - August 21, 2020

Search for SCJ Criminal and Civil Court Cases Online

Duty Counsel Services - Virtual Case Management Courts in OCJ - Published September 3, 2020

Update – Additional Court Locations Commencing Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances on September 8, 2020 (Published September 2, 2020)

Notice to Profession – Toronto: Toronto Expansion Protocol for Court Hearings During COVID-19 Pandemic - Notice of amendments: Effective August 31, 2020 (SCJ)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Resumption of Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice (Published August 26, 2020)

Scheduling and Conducting of Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances: Oshawa, Timmins, Thunder Bay, and Toronto East (1911 Eglinton Ave. East) - OCJ (Published August 26, 2020)

Scheduling and Conducting of Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances - OCJ (Published August 20, 2020)

Update regarding Criminal Case Management Appearances – Province-Wide Implementation of Virtual Case Management Courts (Published August 19, 2020)

Information for Self-Represented Accused Persons with Criminal Cases in the Ontario Court of Justice Published: August 19, 2020 

LAO assists lawyers, clients with matters before SCJ’s 361 University Ave virtual practice court in Toronto (Published: August 13, 2020)

Provincial Practice Direction /Amendment to the Criminal Proceedings Rules Regarding Criminal Proceedings - August 12, 2020 (SCJ)

Notice to the Profession and the Public: Update regarding the Scheduling of Criminal Trials and Preliminary Inquiries (Published August 12, 2020) (OCJ) 

Form -  COVIID-19: WAIVER AND REQUEST FOR ADJOURNMENT / REMAND IN ACCUSED PERSON’S ABSENCE (ACCUSED PERSONS IN CUSTODY) (OCJ)

Practice Direction - COVID-19: Waiver of Personal Attendance and Request for Adjournment / Remand by Accused  Persons in Custody, under rules 4.5 and 5 of the Criminal Rules of the Ontario Court of Justice

Form - TRIAL/PRELIMINARY INQUIRY SCHEDULING FORM (OCJ)

Notice to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the process of electronically submitting documents at the Ontario Court of Justice (updated August 10, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Resumption of Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice at College Park, Kenora, Timmins, Peterborough and Burlington (Published August 6, 2020)

COVID-19: Practice Direction Authorizing Alternate Form of Appearance where an Enhanced Designation of Counsel has been Filed (August 6, 2020)

Form - Sample Enhanced Designation OCJ

Notice to the Profession and the Public: Virtual Criminal Case Management Appearances in Kitchener and Ottawa Beginning August 10, 2020 (Published August 6, 2020)

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

COVID-19: Notice to Counsel and the Public re: Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice - Updated July 28, 2020

Notice to the Profession and the Public: Update regarding Criminal Case Management Appearances - July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic – Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused - Updated July 28, 2020

Legal Aid Ontario Updates July 27, 2020: 

Request your mandatory judicial pretrial coverage online 

COVID-19: Ongoing list of supports for lawyers

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Resumption of Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice as of July 6, 2020 (Updated July 6, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re Criminal Case Management Appearances and Setting Trial and Preliminary Inquiry Dates (Published July 2, 2020)

Trial / Preliminary Inquiry Scheduling Form (PDF)

Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused (updated July 2, 2020) Note: The criminal case adjournment dates are subject to change. Please check the OCJ website regularly for any updates. 

Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public Re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (July 2, 2020)

COVID 19: Reopening Courtrooms July 6, 2020 - Published June 30, 2020 (Government of Ontario News)

REGIONAL NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION PROTOCOL FOR CRIMINAL MATTERS IN THE SCJ, CENTRAL EAST REGION (Effective June 26, 2020)

Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused, Media and Members of the Public (June 25, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Resumption of Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice as of July 6, 2020 (Published June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Trial Readiness Courts

Notice to Counsel and the Public re Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice - Updated June 1, 2020

Summary of changes / updates to the COVID-19 Notice to Counsel and the Public re: Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice on May 22 and June 1, 2020

COVID-19 OCJ Criminal Case Adjournment Dates - Out of Custody Accused - Updated May 22, 2020

Consolidated Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, the Public and the Media - Effective May 19, 2020


Memorandum UPDATE - Information on Matters to be Heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice during the COVID-19 crisis - Effective May 19, 2020

Notice to Counsel and the Public re Criminal Matters in the OCJ -  Effective 11 May 2020.    

COVID-19 OCJ Bail Hearings Protocol.
     
COVID-19 OCJ Consent Variation Procedures     

COVID-19 OCJ Consent Bail Variation Form
   
COVID-19 OCJ Consent Variation of Police Undertaking Form
    
COVID-19 Consent Variations Detailed Procedures JUDICIARY +STAKEHOLDERS


LAO information that may assist lawyers seeking the release of their clients either through the bail process or by the early release of a sentenced inmate  

Temporary Absence (TA) Process During COVID-19    Temporary Absence Permit (TAP) Form

Updated Protocol for In-Custody Matters (OCJ Central East) - Effective April 9, 2020 Newmarket ONLY

New Procedure & Forms:     Electronic Bail Variations       Consent Bail Variation Youth      Consent Bail Variation Adult  Consent Bail Variation Adult PARS     Affidavit of Surety (unchanged)


Notice to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the process of emailing urgent documents at the Ontario Court of Justice - March 28, 2020

Quick-Reference Chart: Remote Appearances by under the Criminal Code Accused personswitnessesjudicial officialscounsel, and other participants - March 2020 (from FOLA)

Notice Re Urgent Matters Emailed to Trial Co-Ordinators - March 24, 2020

CHIEF JUSTICE COURT ORDER – ADJOURNING CRIMINAL MATTERS (SCJ) - March 15, 2020

Legal Aid Ontario: COVID-19 On-Going List of Supports for Lawyers

Legal Counsel 3-Way Call Detect Acceptance 


Regional Calendar 2020 - Central East Cancelled

Daily Court Lists Cancelled

Ontario Court Forms (Criminal) SCJ

Ontario Court Forms (Criminal) OCJ

Letter from Chief Justice Morawetz re dangerous exhibits and courthouse security - March 2, 2020

Notice to the Profession - R. v. Chouhan - January 30, 2020

New Practice Direction for Provincial Offences Act Appeals - effective January 1, 2020

Notice to the Profession Re Criminal Law Applications - June 28, 2019

Provincial Practice Advisory - 90 Day Detention Reviews s. 525 Criminal Code

Notice to the Profession Re Courtrooms 201 & 202 - Effective March 25, 2019

Notice to the Profession - Effective September 10, 2018 & January 2, 2019

Notice to the Profession re Domestic Violence Community Treatment Court - Effective March 21, 2018

Criminal Bar Notice to the Profession re Electronic Pre-Sentence Reports (E-PSR) - Effective July 31, 2017

Practice Advisory Re Long Motions Central East Region - Effective June 19, 2017

Tip Sheet - Criminal Cases

Provincial Practice Direction Regarding Criminal Proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice - Effective May 1, 2017


Superior Court of Justice (Central East Region) Criminal and Civil Motions Days

Criminal Civil Motions Days in Central East (Amended) - Effective January 1, 2017

Pre-Trial Request Form


Bail

Crown Prosecution Manual - Updated August 14, 2020

Affidavit of Justification by a Surety

Judicial Interim Release Order Example

Information re Being a Surety

Notice to Profession re Bail Variation Amended Process - Amended November 9, 2017

Affidavit of Surety For the Purpose of a Consent Bail Variation

Variation of Undertaking or Recognizance

Variation of Undertaking or Recognizance - Youth

Request for Special Bail Hearing Court


Legislation

Justice Laws Website - Consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada. The consolidations are generally updated every two weeks

Criminal Code of Canada

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Youth Criminal Justice Act

e-Laws - e-Laws provides online access to official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulations.




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