Further to the March 16, 2022 – Notice to the Profession and Public, the Court of Appeal will resume in-person hearings on May 2, 2022 as set out below. As always during the pandemic, the Court is guided by several considerations including the continuing need to ensure the health and safety of all Court participants.

How Matters Will Proceed

  • Appeals and Applications Before Three-Judge Panels: Effective May 2, 2022, all appeal sittings and applications before three-judge panels will be conducted in person.
  • Single Appeal Judge Matters: Appeal Conferences, Judicial Dispute Resolution matters and single judge matters will continue to be heard virtually until further notice. Parties wishing to book a JDR may do so by contacting the relevant Case Management Officer.
  • Bar Admission Ceremonies: Effective May 2, 2022, Bar Admission ceremonies will be conducted either in person subject to courtroom capacity limits or virtually.

For procedural requirements and best practices for in-person and electronic hearings and other matters, please review the Court of Appeal Procedure Guide. Read the full notice on the Court of Appeal website.