LAO assists lawyers, clients with matters before SCJ’s 361 University Ave virtual practice court in Toronto

Temporary support part of COVID-19 response

Published: August 13, 2020

Starting August 14, 2020, on Mondays and Fridays, LAO counsel will assist accused persons with matters in the Superior Court of Justice’s 361 University Avenue practice court in Toronto.

The court continues to operate virtually due to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

LAO counsel will act as agents for private bar lawyers with matters before the court, and can assist self-represented accused persons.

This temporary support, available through the end of October, aims to alleviate a backlog at SCJ’s 361 University practice court and is part of LAO’s ongoing response to COVID‑19.

To request LAO counsel act as your agent

Counsel should complete and email an LAO counsel request form by 3:30 PM the business day before the matter is up in court. LAO counsel will only assist with requests made this way.

For further information, please email