Details on CaseLines – New Ontario Electronic Court System

Recently, the Ontario government has made large strides in introducing CaseLines and the Court Case Search Portal.  CaseLines operates in conjuction with existing conference tools, like Zoom. It is a document sharing platform. CaseLines is not an e-filing system. It is a platform that will require parties to upload documents in advance of a hearing. At this time, … Continue reading Details on CaseLines – New Ontario Electronic Court System

Service and Filing by Email: Courts Are Being Forced to Adapt

In March 2020, courts across Canada have been forced to confront issues arising from social distancing measures. The Supreme Court of Canada is now allowing documents to be filed by email, with original paper copies to be filed subsequently at a later date. Further information can be found here. Similarly, the Ontario Court of Appeal … Continue reading Service and Filing by Email: Courts Are Being Forced to Adapt

Law Depot: A Great New Legal Product

Through the Toronto Public Library, you can now access a licence to use Law Depot. Law Depot is an online program that allows you to create a free will, employment contract, marital contract, and so much more in a matter of minutes. I recently used it and was very impressed with how easy the program … Continue reading Law Depot: A Great New Legal Product

Court Forms: Confusing by Design

You name it, there is probably a court form for it. A form for service. A form for requisitioning something. A form for confirming something. A form for costs. A form for a back page. And so on. Navigating these forms requires experience and ideally a law degree. But the increasing numbers of self-represented litigants … Continue reading Court Forms: Confusing by Design

E-Filing: The Time is Now for Ontario Courts

  Technology allows us to move from paper filing to electronic filing. But, justice demands that we move from paper to electronic filing. In a democracy, people are entitled to have access to public records. Currently, the Supreme Court of Canada has electronic filing. I recently wrote about the assisted dying case Carter v Attorney General … Continue reading E-Filing: The Time is Now for Ontario Courts