Court Measures for COVID-19

The Advocates' Society strongly supports the implementation of temporary social distancing measures announced by a number of courts across Canada. This is an abrupt change in our legal environment, but we will surmount the challenges this change presents through co-operation and civility, and with flexibility in our practice.

This forum will provide a mechanism for our members to ask questions and share information and best practices, including with respect to the process for urgent filings and telephone or video appearances. Those who have experiences with the new system are encouraged to share what they can to help others who have questions. If there are unanswered questions from the profession, The Advocates' Society can pass those on to the courts.

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For general best practices regarding civility and professionalism in litigation, please see The Advocates' Society's new edition of the Principles of Civility and Professionalism for Advocates.

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