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ALERT: Many courts, tribunals and justice-related services are not operating as usual. Some services and sittings have been suspended. Please contact your lawyer, legal representative, court or tribunal to learn about any ongoing matters. You may also wish to visit the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Court of Appeal or Tribunals Ontario websites.
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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March 19, 2020
Ontario Protecting Critical Front-Line Justice Services in Response to COVID-19
TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Doug Downey, Attorney General, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19 and the government's commitment to keep communities safe while continuing to hold offenders accountable:
March 13, 2020
New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, announced the appointment of two new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective March 26, 2020.
February 27, 2020
Ontario to Fill Judicial Vacancies Faster

Attorney General Doug Downey is proposing changes to fill judicial vacancies faster and more transparently to address delays for Ontarians waiting to resolve legal issues in front of a judge or justice of the peace.


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.