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Ontario Court of Justice

Last updated:
May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Notices and Updates

The Ontario Court of Justice will not be returning to full operations on May 29, 2020.  No trials or preliminary inquiries will be conducted until July 6, 2020 at the earliest, unless a judge seized with a continuing matter orders otherwise. This applies to criminal, family and Provincial Offences Act matters. The Court will soon provide a detailed notice to the profession and to the public about all proceedings in the Ontario of Justice.  The Court is also working closely with its justice partners, including the Ministry of the Attorney General, to adopt technology that will increase participants’ ability to access the Court’s services using remote means, such as by the electronic filing of court material, remote scheduling processes, and remote hearings.

Notices and Directives

Criminal Matters

COVID-19: Notice to Counsel and the Public re: Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (effective May 11, 2020, updated May 22, 2020)

Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused (updated May 22, 2020)

COVID-19 Pandemic — Scheduling of Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (effective May 11, 2020)

Criminal Case Adjournment Dates – Out-of-Custody Accused

COVID-19: Ontario Court of Justice Protocol re Bail Hearings (effective May 11, 2020)

COVID-19:  Consent Variation Procedures for Release Orders and Police Undertakings in the Ontario Court of Justice (effective May 11, 2020)

Family Matters

Provincial Offences Act Matters

General

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