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UPDATE: Administrative dismissals of SCJ civil, family and Small Claims Court matters resume May 13

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Please note that administrative dismissals resume on May 13, 2024, for Superior Court civil, Small Claims Court, Divisional Court, and family matters. The contents of this notice only address Superior Court civil actions. Which Superior Court civil actions will be dismissed? Unless appropriate steps are taken, Superior Court civil actions are subject to be administratively… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Central East Region: May and November Trial Sittings

As per the Notice to the Profession, dated February 20, 2024, the May and November 2024 civil trial sittings have been eliminated. The sittings in 2025 will also be eliminated. In their place, Central East region will run a Civil Blitz starting September 9, 2024, which will run for 5 weeks. Another Civil Blitz will… Read More »

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Administrative dismissals will resume May 13, 2024

Today, February 28, 2024, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has informed the public and the profession that administrative dismissals of Superior Court civil actions that have not been set down for trial within 5 years, or have been struck off a trial list and have not been restored within 2 years of… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

CaseLines Quick Tips from the Office of the Chief Justice

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The Office of the Chief Justice shared the new CaseLines Quick Tips document. It was prepared in response to recent concerns raised by the bar about the requirement to have links between documents in CaseLines, such as hyperlinking the text of an affidavit to each of its exhibits or linking all evidentiary citations in a… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Tips for When a Client Dies

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It is a difficult experience when a client dies. However, the right to confidentiality does not end with death and you have continuing professional duties. Our new tip sheet explains the steps to take upon learning that a client has passed away, depending on whether the matter involved litigation, wills or real estate, as well… Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil Litigation

Administrative Dismissals are Coming: What to Do When the Deadline to Set an Action Down for Trial is Approaching or Has Passed

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We are all aware of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Order where the Ontario government suspended the running of most provincial limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactively to March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the effects of this suspension period is that Ontario courts ceased issuing administrative dismissals of actions… Read More »

Categories: Limitations Claims, Civil Litigation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to honour survivors of the residential schools, their families, and communities, and this public commemoration remains a vital part of the reconciliation process. September 30 is a federal statutory holiday. Banks, the post office and other federally regulated entities will… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Diversity

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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