May 11, 2020

Remote Hearings are Here to Stay

by Agatha Wong

In two recent endorsements, the Superior Court of Justice sent a clear message to litigators to embrace technology as part of the civil justice system’s new normal.

Arconti v. Smith

In a case conference endorsement for the matter Arconti v. Smith, 2020 ONSC 2782, Justice Myers rejected the plaintiffs’ request to delay proceedings until the end of social distancing requirements rather than conduct remote examinations for discovery.