SCJ updates Practice Advisory for the Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution Pilot Project, effective August 1, 2023

  • June 28, 2023

Chief Justice Morawetz has announced potential expansion of the Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution Pilot Project (Binding JDR) and changes to the Practice Advisory, effective August 1, 2023.

The changes include:

  • Clarification of the proceedings suitable for Binding JDR;
  • Changes to when a Binding JDR hearing can be requested;
  • Modifications to the Request and Consent forms to include OCL counsel;
  • Updates to requirements for service and filing of supporting documents, including uploading to Caselines;
  • Implementation of Confirmation forms; and
  • Restrictions on withdrawing from the Binding JDR process and adjournments of the Binding JDR hearing date.

Review Chief Justice Morawetz’s letter EnglishFrench and amended Practice Advisory Concerning the SCJ’s Binding JDR Pilot Project English | French for more detailed information.