Ministry of the Attorney General

ALERT: Courts, tribunals and justice-related services are not operating as usual. Do not go to the courthouse unless you have to be in court for a hearing, or can’t file an urgent matter by email. Please contact your lawyer, legal representative, victim services worker, court or tribunal to learn about any ongoing matters. You may also visit the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Court of Appeal or Tribunals Ontario.
ALERT: Court has ordered that all residential evictions stop for now. The order from the Superior Court of Justice suspends evictions until further notice.

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May 8, 2020
Ontario Investing in Innovative Ways to Modernize the Justice System

TORONTO — Today, Attorney General Doug Downey released the following statement on building a justice system for the 21st century that is more accessible, responsive and resilient for Ontarians:

April 6, 2020
New Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

TORONTO — Attorney General Doug Downey has announced the appointment of a new regional senior justice of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice.

April 3, 2020
New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

TORONTO - Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of two new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 16, 2020.


Applications for divorce under the federal Civil Marriage Act
On an interim basis, Civil Marriage Act divorce applications for non-residents married in Ontario will be accepted at any family counter of the Superior Court of Justice. Learn more.