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Supreme Court of Canada Begins Appointment Process

  • February 22, 2021

On February 19, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in order to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella.

MAG Update re Small Estates

  • February 17, 2021

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced that it will establish a threshold limit for small estates in order to simplify the probate process for such estates, as per the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020. Beginning on April 1, 2021, Ontario will set the limit for a small estate at $150,000 and will remove the requirement to post bond in most small estate probate applications.

MAG Accepting Applications for Case Management Masters (2 Positions)

  • December 17, 2020

MAG has advised it is inviting applications for two case management master positions. The Masters will perform judicial duties in civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice, exercising the jurisdiction assigned to Case Management Masters by the Rules of Civil Procedure. Applications are due on January 15, 2021.

MAG Update on Courthouse Phase 3 Reopening 

  • October 30, 2020

This week MAG provided an update on the phase 3 of the reopening of courtrooms to in-person proceedings, including target readiness dates for phase 3 locations. This phase of work includes the preparation of additional courtrooms in locations which have already resumed in-person appearances and select new satellite court locations.

Superior Court of Justice Case Management Master Vacancies in Toronto

  • January 15, 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

  • October 15, 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

  • September 30, 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

  • September 11, 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.