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Remote Hearing Guides

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Court of Justice is holding some court proceedings by using the Zoom platform or the JVN (Justice Video Network) WebRTC  platform, or by audioconference (telephone).

To help to ensure that hearings involving the use of video or telephone communications run effectively, the Court is publishing Remote Court Appearances Guide for Participants. The Guide provide best practices for these types of hearings.

Information for Public Observers and the Media can be accessed here.

Information for Self-Represented Litigants in a Criminal Proceeding can be accessed here.

Information for Self-Represented Litigants in a Family Court Proceeding can be accessed here.

Information for Defendants in Provincial Offences cases can be accessed here.

For technical information about participating in a Zoom hearing, please see the ZOOM User Guide for Remote Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice.

For technical information about participating in a JVN hearing, please see the JVN WebRTC Manual and JVN WebRTC Troubleshooting Tips.