COVID-Related Procedures – At a Glance

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Filing Court Documents

  • Electronic filing is required.
  • Parties can file by email to COA.E-file@ontario.ca or by delivery of a USB key labelled with the file number.
  • Go to paragraph 50 of the court’s COVID Practice Direction for specific directions about filing and communicating with the court.

Motions

  • Single-judge motions are heard on Zoom.
  • Panel motions are heard in person, but parties can choose to appear by Zoom.

Appeals

  • Appeals are heard in person, but parties can choose to appear by Zoom.
  • Please review the Protocol for In-Person Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Those making oral submissions and up to two other individuals per party can attend in person.
  • Self-represented appellants who are in custody must appear by video to argue their appeals.

Public and Media

  • Members of the public and the media can observe hearings by Zoom.
  • Observers can get the Zoom link from the parties or by sending a request to coa.registrar@ontario.ca at least 48 hours before the hearing.

More Information

Current as of May 6, 2022

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