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Notices to the Profession and Other HLA News re. COVID-19

MAY 6 | SCJ Order Further Adjourning Criminal Matters

May 06, 2020
The Order of March 15, 2020 appended to this Order is further extended as follows: Due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID 19, any accused person who had or has a criminal matter scheduled for any type of appearance in any court in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice between March 17 and July 3, 2020 shall be adjourned as follows, unless the court orders otherwise:

[1] Matters originally scheduled for appearances in March, 2020 (after March 17) that had been adjourned to June 2, 2020 are further adjourned to July 6, 2020. • Accused persons subject to this Order must now appear in this Court on July 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the court location at which they were to appear in March 2020, • the bench warrant with discretion (s. 597(4)) issued to return on June 2, 2020, is hereby extended to July 6, 2020, • if the person fails to appear in this Court on July 6, 2020, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and • the bench warrant with discretion is extended as of the date the person is scheduled to appear, pursuant to s. 597 (4) of the Criminal Code.

[2] Matters originally scheduled in April 2020 that had been adjourned to June 3, 2020 are further adjourned to July 7, 2020. • Accused persons subject to this Order must now appear in this Court on July 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the court location at which they were to appear in April 2020, • the bench warrant with discretion (s. 597(4)) issued to return on June 3, 2020 is hereby extended to July 7, 2020, • if the person fails to appear in this Court on July 7, 2020, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and • the bench warrant with discretion is extended as of the date the person is scheduled to appear, pursuant to s. 597 (4) of the Criminal Code.

[3] Matters originally scheduled in May 2020 that had been adjourned to June 4, 2020 are further adjourned to July 8, 2020. • Accused persons subject to this Order must now appear in this Court on July 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the court location at which they were to appear in May 2020, • the bench warrant with discretion (s. 597(4)) issued to return on June 4, 2020 is hereby extended to July 8, 2020, • if the person fails to appear in this Court on July 8, 2020, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and • the bench warrant with discretion is extended as of the date the person is scheduled to appear, pursuant to s. 597 (4) of the Criminal Code.

[4] Accused persons with matters scheduled in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the month of June 2020 and on July 2 and 3, 2020 must now appear in this Court on July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the court location at which they were to appear in June, 2020. • A bench warrant with discretion (s. 597(4)) is issued as of the date in June on which the person was scheduled to appear, • if the person fails to appear in this Court on July 9, 2020, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and • the bench warrant with discretion is issued as of the date the person is scheduled to appear, pursuant to s. 597 (4) of the Criminal Code.

[5] Persons scheduled to appear in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on July 6, 7, 8 and 9 should do so as scheduled.

[6] This Order extends, as necessary, all warrants of remand for accused persons in custody to whom the Order applies.

[7] At a future date, Notice will be given of an orderly process for the re-booking of trial and motions dates affected by this Notice and that of March 15, 2020.

Message from the President

COWAN Kanata 2019

Kanata Cowan, President 2020-2021

Thank you for my acclamation as the 78th President of The Hamilton Law Association during these unprecedented, challenging, and uncertain times. Having spent a number of years in various roles and positions volunteering with The Hamilton Law Association, I am honoured to now lead the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its continued strength and vibrancy. It is more important than ever that The Hamilton Law Association continue to play the significant and robust role, in the legal traditions of the City of Hamilton and the Province of Ontario, that it has for one hundred and forty-one years.

As a Family Lawyer tucked away in the outskirts of Hamilton, I recognize that some of the membership may not have had a chance to meet me. I am a Henderson Hospital born Hamiltonian. I attended both public school and high school on the mountain and I am a proud graduate of McMaster University. I studied Law at the University of New Brunswick and I have practised in Hamilton since articling and my call to the bar.

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