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HLA News

JULY 13 | Amended Practice Direction Regarding the Electronic Conduct of Matters During the Covid-19 Emergency

Jul 13, 2020
Given the exceptional and evolving circumstances concerning COVID-19, and subject to any further Practice Direction that may issue, this Amended Practice Direction Regarding the Electronic Conduct of Matters During the COVID-19 Emergency applies until further notice:

1. No in-person hearings will be conducted during the COVID-19 emergency. All matters (appeals and motions) will proceed by remote appearance, or in writing, as set out below.

2. Subject to any order of the court, all matters to be heard on or after April 14, 2020 will be conducted pursuant to this Practice Direction.

3. The requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194, the Criminal Appeal Rules, S.I./93-169, the Family Law Rules, O. Reg. 114/99, and all existing Practice Directions and Guidelines requiring the filing of hardcopy documents, and respecting the conduct of oral hearings, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario are dispensed with for the period of time during which this Practice Direction is in effect, unless otherwise stated herein or ordered by the court.

4. All documents that are required for the hearing of any matter are to be filed in electronic format only. If hardcopy materials have already been filed, parties must file electronic copies of all materials necessary for the hearing of any matter, as set out below, and in accordance with the times set out in the court’s practice directions concerning the reinstatement of times prescribed. The practice directions concerning the reinstatement of times prescribed can be accessed on the court’s website under the banner “Practice Directions and Notices regarding COVID-19” at https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/covid-19/.

Continue reading here to view the FULL NOTICE from the Court of Appeal.

The Hamilton Law Association supports and stands with Hamilton lawyers and paralegals in the call to end all forms of systemic racism and racial discriminationhttps://lso.ca/about-lso/initiatives/edi

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

JULY 13 | Amended Practice Direction Regarding the Electronic Conduct of Matters During the Covid-19 Emergency

Jul 13, 2020
Given the exceptional and evolving circumstances concerning COVID-19, and subject to any further Practice Direction that may issue, this Amended Practice Direction Regarding the Electronic Conduct of Matters During the COVID-19 Emergency applies until further notice:

1. No in-person hearings will be conducted during the COVID-19 emergency. All matters (appeals and motions) will proceed by remote appearance, or in writing, as set out below.

2. Subject to any order of the court, all matters to be heard on or after April 14, 2020 will be conducted pursuant to this Practice Direction.

3. The requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194, the Criminal Appeal Rules, S.I./93-169, the Family Law Rules, O. Reg. 114/99, and all existing Practice Directions and Guidelines requiring the filing of hardcopy documents, and respecting the conduct of oral hearings, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario are dispensed with for the period of time during which this Practice Direction is in effect, unless otherwise stated herein or ordered by the court.

4. All documents that are required for the hearing of any matter are to be filed in electronic format only. If hardcopy materials have already been filed, parties must file electronic copies of all materials necessary for the hearing of any matter, as set out below, and in accordance with the times set out in the court’s practice directions concerning the reinstatement of times prescribed. The practice directions concerning the reinstatement of times prescribed can be accessed on the court’s website under the banner “Practice Directions and Notices regarding COVID-19” at https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/covid-19/.

Continue reading here to view the FULL NOTICE from the Court of Appeal.

Message from the President

COWAN Kanata 2019

Kanata Cowan, President 2020-2021

I write my second President’s Report, summer is upon us and courts are on the verge of offering additional services with a planned partial reopening on July 6th. The COVID-19 global pandemic has both consumed us and informed us. Issues of poverty, care for the elderly and systemic racial inequality have been brought to the forefront of our thoughts as horrible injustices have occurred before our eyes on national news.

While words are never wholly adequate, at this time words may inspire and I have both the duty and the opportunity to write as the President of The Hamilton Law Association. At The Hamilton Law Association, we stand in solidarity with the rest of humanity in taking a stand against racism. The Hamilton Law Association and its Trustees are steadfast in their commitment to justice, inclusion, fairness, and equity. We unequivocally condemn racism, violence, and discrimination of any kind.

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The Association’s affairs are governed by trustees and officers who ensure that Association undertakings are within the mandate and in the best interests of our legal community. The many valued volunteers who are members of the numerous committees within the structure of the HLA strive to represent our membership consistently and effectively. The Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library, operated within the scope of the HLA, is one of the largest law libraries in Ontario and houses over 30,000 volumes.

The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Ontario only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

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