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Category: For the Public

Provincial Court – Plea Day

As noted in the Provincial Court Return to Business Operational Plan and in the ‘What you Need to Know Before Coming to Provincial Court’ document circulated on Monday, June 29, 2020, the Provincial Court wishes to advise those required to attend St. John’s Provincial Court that morning sessions of Plea Day, which are normally held...

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Supreme Court – Guidelines for Re-opening

In response to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador suspended its normal operations on March 18, 2020, permitting only urgent and emergency matters to proceed. Since that time, the Court has been analyzing ways of expanding its services, taking into account the recommendations of public...

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Provincial Court – Notice to the Profession and General Public

Re: Courthouses Re-Opening Issued: June 12, 2020 The Provincial Court continues to monitor information communicated by public health officials and reassess its Operational Plan accordingly, taking a cautious and measured approach in re-opening its courthouses. Effective June 29, 2020 the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador will expand Court operations. However, access to the Court...

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Letters re: Access to Justice

We are posting for your information: 1. A letter from law firms relating to access to the courts and the continued operation of the justice system; and Letter from Law Firms re Access to Justice 2. The responses to this letter from Chief Justice Whalen and from the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Response...

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