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Court Info - Forms

Superior & Ontario Court of Justice Lists - John Sopinka

Daily Court Information Now Available Online - http://www.ontariocourtdates.ca/

Hamilton Superior Court of Justice - John Sopinka Courthouse

Hamilton Superior Court of Justice - United Family Courthouse

2019 Civil Sittings and Long Civil Trials

The Sittings for 2019 are as follows

  • February 11, 2019 – speak to February 4, 2019 @ 10
  • May 21, 2019 – speak to May 13, 2019 @ 10
  • September 9, 2019 – speak to August 26, 2019 @ 10
  • November 18, 2019 – speak to November 4, 2019 @ 10 

Note: Counsel are required to attend speak to court unless a **Consent for Trial Readiness Form is completed and signed by all parties.

  • March 18, 2019 - 3 weeks
  • October 15, 2019 - 3 weeks

2020 Civil Sittings and Long Civil Trials

The Sittings for 2020 are as follows

  • January 13, 2020 – speak to January 6, 2020 @ 10
  • May 19, 2020 – speak to May 11, 2020 @ 10
  • September 14, 2020 – speak to August 31, 2020 @ 10
  • November 16, 2020 – speak to November 9, 2020 @ 10 

Note: Counsel are required to attend speak to court unless a **Consent for Trial Readiness Form is completed and signed by all parties.

  • March 23, 2020 - 3 weeks
  • October 5, 2020 - 3 weeks

Superior Court of Justice

http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj

Central South Region Forms:


Note
: Counsel are required to attend speak to court unless a **Consent for Speak to Form** is completed and signed by all parties

Note:  Forms 1A and 2A are no longer required as pre-trials are mandatory in all matters.

MAG Court Fees Changes | Effective April 1st, 2019

Apr 01, 2019

In January 2019, the Ministry of the Attorney General posted a proposal to the Regulatory Registry to increase existing court fees. Approval was received to proceed with its proposal.

The ministry has also received approval to increase the fee waiver eligibility thresholds by the same percentage as the average fee increase.  This will automatically increase every three years by applying the Consumer Price Index, beginning Jan 2023. 

Those court users who do not meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, but cannot afford to pay, can continue to make a request to the court to waive the fees.

These changes will come into effect on April 1, 2019.

Click HERE for the complete list of the fee and fee waiver increases.

For more information, please read the Ministry's official correspondence HERE.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Vaia Pappas, Director of the Operational Support Branch at (416) 326-2514 or by email at Vaia.Pappas@ontario.ca.

Family Law Online Claims Service

Feb 25, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General sent an announcement letting FOLA know that starting February 25, 2019, the Family Claims Online service will expand to enable Ontarians to initiate simple divorce applications online at any time. The existing joint divorce online filing process is also being enhanced to permit property claims on consent.

As well, the Ministry continues to expand the Community Legal Education Ontario’s Guided Pathways to Family Court Forms tool.  In addition to helping users complete the forms required to apply for a simple or joint divorce and file a separation agreement with the court, the tool now leads users through many forms required to apply for corollary relief, including custody, access, support, property division, and a restraining order (with or without a divorce claim).

To learn more, visit To learn more, visit https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms or https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms

Attached is a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the Family Claims Online service. Please share the guide and links to Family Claims Online (www.Ontario.ca/familyclaims ), the Guided Pathways (https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms), and https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms with members of your organization and your clients.

 

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