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Court of Appeal – Notice to the Profession and General Public

Re: Court of Appeal Suspending Normal Operations for the Week of February 15-19, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly in the St. John’s metropolitan area, is experiencing an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread in the area. The Court is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Essential public services will be maintained. Details are provided below.

As a result of recent public health advice and directives from the Chief Medical Officer the Court of Appeal Registry will be closed for the week of February 15-19, 2021. All matters scheduled to be heard during the week of February 15-19, 2021 will be adjourned. Rescheduling will take place as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

The Court of Appeal will continue to hear emergency or urgent matters. If you are seeking an urgent hearing, please contact the registry by email at or telephone the Court of Appeal Registry at (709) 729-0066.

Urgent filings may be sent by email to

For time sensitive matters, the Court will accept electronic filings.

Updates will be provided on the court’s website at or on Twitter @nlcaupdates.

The Court will continue to evaluate the COVID -19 situation as it evolves and will adjust its operations as necessary. Notices will appear on the Court’s website.

Notice to the Profession and General Public – February 12, 2021