Update: 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: December 16, 2020

Further to our August 13, 2020 announcement, effective immediately, LAO counsel will assist accused persons with matters in the Superior Court of Justice’s 361 University Avenue practice court in Toronto on Mondays only.

The service will no longer be available on Fridays.

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. Unrepresented or self-represented persons should adjourn their matters to Mondays to ensure that LAO counsel will be there to assist them.

This temporary support, now available through the end of January 2021, 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 mcmo@lao.on.ca.