Pilot Program: Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region

The Superior Court of Justice and the Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division are pleased to announce a new pilot program in the Central East Region for making electronic versions of long motions materials accessible to judges.  All Superior Court of Justice locations in the Central East Region are participating in the pilot: Barrie, Bracebridge, Cobourg, Lindsay, Newmarket, Oshawa and Peterborough.

The pilot applies to all civil, family and stand-alone pre-trial criminal long motions (e.g. 11b applications) that are scheduled for one or more hours. Effective Monday, June 19, 2017, parties will be required to submit motions materials in paper, as required by the rules of court, and electronically on a USB stick. The pilot excludes child protection cases, criminal third party records applications and criminal long motions heard during trial.
When saving electronic documents on the USB stick, each document must be named using the naming convention set out in the Practice Advisory for Long Motions:

Practice Advisory for Long Motions

The following “tip sheets” with examples will also be of assistance:

Tips for Filing Materials in Civil Cases

Tips for Filing Materials in Criminal Cases

Tips for Filing Materials in Family Cases

Early next week, the Practice Advisory will be posted on the Ontario Courts website at:

The Court and the Ministry appreciate the continued collaboration of the bar on this initiative and others to come.