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Criminal Trial Triage Booking - June, July, August 2020

May 22, 2020
Commencing June, July and August, 2020, the Court will be hearing some short, judge-alone Criminal trials in-person in COVID-safe courtrooms. The Court will also be hearing some short, judge-alone Criminal trials via Webex video, where the accused is represented by Counsel and both Crown and Defence Counsel agree to proceed in this manner.
Priority will be given to trials that were scheduled to be heard between March 16 and June 26, 2020, and cancelled pursuant to the Court's Master Orders due to the pandemic. Additional consideration will be given to Jordan-compromised trials and trials involving in-custody accused, as well as other particulars detailed in the Criminal Trial Triage Form.
To request a short Criminal trial slot between June and August, Counsel must complete the Criminal Trial Triage Form in full. The form is available here. Please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response from the Court.