News update

News update

Superior Court of Justice Case Management Master Vacancies in Toronto

  • 15 janvier 2021

The Ministry of the Attorney General has advised that it is inviting applications for two (2) case management masters in Toronto. Applications must be received by February 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm. For more information, see the vacancy notices here: English (PDF) | French (PDF).

Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors

  • 15 octobre 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) is seeking to appoint a person to act as its representative on the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO, which is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term. The application deadline is Friday, November 6, 2020.

Judicial Vacancy – OCJ Newmarket

  • 30 septembre 2020

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) has advised it is inviting applications for a judicial position in Newmarket. “This appointment involves presiding over criminal law matters and also involves travel within the regional boundaries and elsewhere in the province of Ontario, as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice. Applications must be on the current prescribed form and RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered. The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.”

Federal Court of Appeal

  • 11 septembre 2020

FCA Time Limits Update The Federal Court of Appeal has issued a Direction pursuant to Rule 54 regarding the Attorney General of Canada’s interpretation of s. 6 of the Time Limits and Other Period Act (Covid-19). The Court has directed that the Attorney General’s interpretation of s. 6 of the Act, with respect to the time limits under the Federal Courts Rules and orders made thereunder, is incorrect in law and should not be followed. In short, the Federal Courts Rules, S.O.R./98-106 and the Court’s Practice Directions, judgments, orders and directions remain in full force and effect.

Law Society Tribunal: Sept 4 Update

  • 04 septembre 2020

The Law Society Tribunal of the Law Society of Ontario has issued an updated Notice to the Professions and the Public. All appearances before the Tribunal are being held remotely, either by teleconference (for proceeding management conferences), or by zoom (for pre-hearing conferences and hearings). The Tribunal will accept materials that are filed either electronically or in hard copy. Further, since O. Reg. 73/20 will be revoked as of September 14, 2020 (see O. Reg. 457/20 , time periods will start to run again as of that date.

MAG Notice Regarding Changes to Family Law Rules

  • 31 août 2020

The Ministry of the Attorney General has issued a Notice to the Profession regarding changes to the Family Law Rules with respect to court forms. The following changes will take effect on September 1, 2020

Ontario Launches COVID Alert App

  • 31 juillet 2020

The Ontario government announced today that the new COVID Alert app is available for download. The app, which is a part of the provincial government’s case and contact management strategy as regions enter into Stage 3 of reopening, lets users know if they may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.