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
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
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.
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:
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.