July 9, 2020
Court of Appeal Announcements

This replaces the section in the April 8, 2020 Notice – Electronic Hearings entitled “Attendance at Electronic Hearings”.

Effective July 16, 2020, electronic hearings (video conference and audio conference) of Court of Appeal proceedings are open to counsel and self-represented litigants, media and the wider public in accordance with the process set forth in this Notice.

All Court electronic hearings (video conference and audio conference) of Court of Appeal proceedings are viewable by, or available on audio to, the wider public. Counsel for the parties and self-represented litigants must advise the Court of any identified or potential privacy or confidentiality concerns in advance of their electronic hearing.

Therefore, the Confidentiality or Privacy Concerns Form attached to this Notice must be completed and submitted to the Court prior to the electronic hearing.

The Court had previously suspended appellate judicial dispute resolution (JDR) until July 2, 2020. That suspension is now lifted.

Until further notice, all JDRs will be conducted electronically through a confidential online video conference. Further information and instructions about electronic JDRs will be issued.

Parties wishing to book a JDR may now do so by contacting the relevant Case Management Officer.

The Court had previously announced that no in-person bar admissions would be conducted
by the Court prior to July 2, 2020.

Until further notice, all bar admissions will be conducted electronically through a public online video conference. Bookings may now be made by contacting the relevant Registry as follows:

Read the full notice.

The Court of Appeal is pleased to announce that it will launch the public portal of its e-­filing system called CAMS on August 31, 2020.

As of August 31, 2020, in addition to filing materials online, lawyers and their clients and self-represented parties will be able to access all their case materials online, that is electronically.

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Court of Queen's Bench Announcement

A significant number of documents are now being filed with the Court by email or digital upload. To facilitate the effective receipt, handling, management and use of these documents by Court staff and the judiciary, the Court has prepared the following guidelines, applicable to all documents filed by email or digital upload. All counsel and parties are expected to comply with these Guidelines to the greatest extent permitted by their technological resources.