Supreme Court – Notice to the Profession and General Public
Re: Public and Media Attendance at Remote Appearances
Issued: May 28, 2020
Pursuant to the Supreme Court’s Notice to the Profession and General Public, issued May 13, 2020, the Court will begin conducting hearings by way of teleconference and videoconference. To ensure that the public and the media continue to have access to these proceedings, the Court provides the following guidelines for attendance at remote appearances.
The Court’s docket will continue to be posted on its website, which may be viewed here:
If you wish to attend one of the matters listed on the docket, you must contact the Court’s inquiries email address at least 48 hours prior to the hearing of the matter in question.
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 that you may call in to listen to the proceedings.
The Court will attempt to accommodate requests to attend made within the 48 hours prior to the hearing of the matter. Where these 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 can still make a request for a copy of the sound recording of a hearing after it has been held (assuming there was no restriction on public access to the hearing), subject to payment of the $20 fee. Requests for copies of the sound recording should be made to Division@supreme.court.nl.ca.
For more details, please see the attached notice.