COVID-19 NCLA Operation Updates

Updated 6 July 2020 @9:22am

 

The Northumberland County Law Association is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation with regard to the Cobourg Courthouse operations and our scheduled events. At this time the NCLA Library will remain unstaffed with the Librarian working remotely, and all events have been postponed.

Courthouse Online Screen Tool

Covid-19 Courthouse Screening

 

Tri-County Specific Notices

All MIPS, FLIC and Mediation Services have been cancelled at this time. 

July 6, 2020: Cobourg Court Services Hours

Office hours for Cobourg Court Services are changed effective Monday, July 6, 2020.  The doors to the administrative office will be open from 9 to 11 and 2 to 4.

June 17, 2020: Tri-County Courts Update

Some courts will begin opening July 6, and more will reopen in September, with the goal of all courts back operating by mid-November. Lindsay is being reopened as the tri-county centre. Peterborough and Cobourg will begin to reopen in September. 

  

  • SCJ will be dealing with urgent CAS and family law issues only at this stage. 

  • All virtual courts will remain open for OCJ and SCJ will also be attempting to continue virtually/remotely at the same time.

  • Peterborough and Cobourg filing offices will remain open as much as they are currently.

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March 23, 2020: Tri-County will operate as follows; 

Cobourg: Counsel has been invited to participate by teleconference which is a different number than the teleconference line in the courtroom. The teleconference line set up in the courtroom to allow counsel to attend remotely to speak to his or her matters.  

Lindsay: plea matters will be dealt with out of courtroom #4 at 440 Kent Street West.  A teleconference line has been set up in the courtroom to allow counsel to attend remotely to speak to his or her matters.  

 

Peterborough: bail matters will be dealt with out of courtroom #2 at 70 Simcoe Street.  A teleconference line has been set up in the courtroom to allow counsel to attend remotely to speak to his or her matters.  

March 23, 2020: No in-custody accused persons will be transported to any courthouse in Tri-County. All in-custody appearances will be done remotely by way of video appearance. Furthermore, new arrests that require a bail appearance will also be appearing remotely from the local police services. One of the three courthouses will have a Justice of the Peace presiding daily to deal with bail matters, and at least one of the courthouses will have a Judge presiding to deal with in-custody pleas other urgent matters. 

March 19, 2020: Cobourg Court Services bail court time has changed to 9:30 am Monday through to Friday, for all in-person bail matters, for the duration of the COVID19 preparations. ​The video time will remain at 1:15 pm Monday to Thursday, and at 9:15 am on Fridays, as CECC was not able to change our video time to accommodate the morning bails with their other video priorities.

Notice to Profession Criminal for Central East Region (June 26, 2020)

Central East - Notice to the Profession - 6 May 2020

Administrative Variations of Undertaking or Release Order - 6 May 2020

Consent Undertaking/Release Order Variation Process - Northumberland County - 6 May 2020

Ontario Court of Justice Notice - Northumberland - 6 May 2020

Canadian Bar Association

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

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