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SCC Justice Mahmud Jamal Sworn-In

  • July 01, 2021

The Honourable Justice Mahmud Jamal was sworn-in today as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada before the Chief Justice of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Richard Wagner.

LSO: Updates to Document Registration Agreements (DRAs)

  • June 24, 2021

The Law Society of Ontario has made amendments to the standardized Document Registration Agreement (DRA) for two party and multi-party situations, which govern the relationship between the parties in electronic registrations until all documents and funds have been exchanged and electronic registration has been effected.

Stay-at-Home Order Ending

  • June 01, 2021

Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on June 2. However, all other public health and workplace measures are remaining in place provincewide.

Best Practices for Remote Hearings

  • May 28, 2021

The Ontario E-Hearings Task Force, comprised of members of the Ontario Bar Association working with other lawyer associations from across Ontario have developed a guide for best practices for remote hearings, which includes practical tools like checklists and technology information. The purpose of these materials is to provide guidance to anyone who is considering preparing for and participating in a remote hearing. These Best Practices are intended to apply to any remote hearing and to be platform neutral.

Appointment Opportunity: OCJ Oshawa

  • May 26, 2021

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) has advised it is inviting applications for a judicial position in Oshawa presiding over criminal law matters.