Methods of Proceeding in Civil and Family Court

Methods of Proceeding in Civil and Family Court

As of April 19, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the East Region established new guidelines on which matters are to proceed virtually or in-person. Below is a summary of those guidelines:


Family and Child Protection Matters


Civil Matters

Small Claims

Small Claims Court Matters

The presumptive modes of hearing apply to new matters scheduled after April 19, 2022 in the Eastern Region, unless a local practice directive states otherwise.

Parties proposing a method of hearing other than the presumptive method should be prepared to explain why the proposed method is necessary in the interest of justice, and should have discussed the matter with the other party in advance.

The full Notice to the Public and Profession may be found here.

If you have a civil or family litigation file, contact one our of lawyers at Richardson Hall LLP today.

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations.

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