SCJ: Feb 9 Update

  • February 10, 2021

The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of the Hon. Mark L. Edwards as Regional Senior Judge of the SCJ for the Central East Region. For more information, please see here.

Upcoming Divorce Act Changes

  • February 05, 2021

As of March 1, 2021, both the Divorce Act and the Children’s Law Reform Act will be amended to include significant changes to divorce, separation and parenting. The changes to the Divorce Act include amendments to the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings regulation under that act. 

Work that works: Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • January 27, 2021

In her latest monthly column for The Lawyer’s Daily, OBA President Charlene Theodore looks at ways we can build workplaces where everyone can thrive. She says people with positions of power in our workplaces need to consider getting equality, diversity and inclusion right as a core part of their job.

Ontario Court of Justice Judicial Appointment (East Region)

  • January 18, 2021

Attorney General Doug Downey has announced the appointment of Justice of the Peace Herb Kreling as the East Regional Senior Justice of the Peace for the OCJ, effective February 4, 2021. For more information, please see the News Bulletin.

SCJ (East Region): Expansion of DRO Program

  • January 18, 2021

The MAG has announced that the Dispute Resolution Officer ("DRO") Program will be expanded to the Kingston area. DROs are senior family lawyers who are appointed to conduct family law case conferences and who often deal with motions to change child/spousal support orders. For more information about the DRO programs, please see here.