Court of Appeal – Notice to the Profession and General Public
Re: Public and Media Attendance at Remote Hearings
Issued: June 1, 2020
The Court of Appeal is hearing appeals by way of videoconference or teleconference.
To ensure that the public and the media continue to have access to these proceedings, the Court of Appeal provides the following guidelines for attendance at remote hearings.
The Court’s docket is posted on its website, which may be viewed at https://jer-remote.justice.gov.nl.ca/index.php?wdocket.w_external_docket&p_court_id=589
If you wish to attend one of the matters listed on the docket, you must contact the Court of Appeal Registry at least 48 hours prior to the hearing in question. The Court of Appeal Registry may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests should indicate the file number, case name and date of the hearing you wish to attend. If the matter is one that the public would ordinarily be able to attend, you will be given a teleconference number so you may call in to listen to the proceedings.
The Court of Appeal will attempt to accommodate requests to attend made within the 48 hours prior to the hearing of the matter. Where these requests cannot be accommodated, the Court will provide a copy of the sound recording of the hearing at no cost to the requestor. Members of the public and the media may still make a request for a copy of the sound recording of the hearing after a matter has been heard (assuming there is no restriction on public access to the hearing), subject to the payment of the $20 fee. Requests for copies of the sound recording should be made by email at IMDivision@supreme.court.nl.ca
The Court of Appeal will post further information as it becomes available on its website at www.court.nl.ca/appeal