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JULY 14 | Continued Suspension of Small Claims Court Operations due to COVID-19

Jul 14, 2020

SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
SMALL CLAIMS COURT

RE: Continued suspension of Small Claims Court operations due to COVID-19

ORDER OF:  Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco

ORDER

[1] By Notice to the Profession and the Public dated June 2, 2020, the operations of the Small Claims Court have been suspended, with the exception of urgent motions and garnishment hearings and select remote settlement conferences, until further notice.

[2] I now make the following order:

All Small Claims Court proceedings that

    1. were, as of March 13, 2020, scheduled for a hearing between March 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020, and
    2. are not assigned a new date between March 16, 2020 and October 30, 2020,

are adjourned to November 2, 2020 or to such other date as determined by the Court.

[3] I direct the administrative staff for the Superior Court, Small Claims Court to record this order on every Small Claims Court proceeding that was, as of March 13, 2020, scheduled between March 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020.

[4] Any Small Claims Court proceedings that have been filed since March 16, 2020 and that have not yet been provided a court date shall, unless assigned a date between March 16, 2020 and October 30, 2020, be deemed to be adjourned to November 2, 2020 or such other date as determined by the Court.

[5] Attendance in court on November 2, 2020 by any party to a Small Claims Court action is not required. You will be notified by the court on or after November 2, 2020 advising you of the next hearing date for your proceeding.

[6] This order rescinds my July 3, 2020 order regarding the adjournment of Small Claims Court proceedings.

Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco

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 14 | Continued Suspension of Small Claims Court Operations due to COVID-19

Jul 14, 2020

SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
SMALL CLAIMS COURT

RE: Continued suspension of Small Claims Court operations due to COVID-19

ORDER OF:  Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco

ORDER

[1] By Notice to the Profession and the Public dated June 2, 2020, the operations of the Small Claims Court have been suspended, with the exception of urgent motions and garnishment hearings and select remote settlement conferences, until further notice.

[2] I now make the following order:

All Small Claims Court proceedings that

    1. were, as of March 13, 2020, scheduled for a hearing between March 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020, and
    2. are not assigned a new date between March 16, 2020 and October 30, 2020,

are adjourned to November 2, 2020 or to such other date as determined by the Court.

[3] I direct the administrative staff for the Superior Court, Small Claims Court to record this order on every Small Claims Court proceeding that was, as of March 13, 2020, scheduled between March 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020.

[4] Any Small Claims Court proceedings that have been filed since March 16, 2020 and that have not yet been provided a court date shall, unless assigned a date between March 16, 2020 and October 30, 2020, be deemed to be adjourned to November 2, 2020 or such other date as determined by the Court.

[5] Attendance in court on November 2, 2020 by any party to a Small Claims Court action is not required. You will be notified by the court on or after November 2, 2020 advising you of the next hearing date for your proceeding.

[6] This order rescinds my July 3, 2020 order regarding the adjournment of Small Claims Court proceedings.

Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco

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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