COVID-19 NCLA Operation Updates

Updated Tuesday 31 March 2020

 

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.

 

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Tri-County Court Updates

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

Effective Thursday, 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.

 

It is anticipated that no in-custody accused persons will be personally transported to any courthouse in Tri-County effective Monday, March 23, 2020.  All in-custody appearances will be done remotely by way of video appearance.  The courthouses in Cobourg, Lindsay and Peterborough each have the capability to run a single court with video capability.  Furthermore, any 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. 

 

For Monday, March 23, 2020, the Tri-County will operate as follows:

 

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

 

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

 

In 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. 

In order to continue serving the public, it is important that we all continue to work together in a cooperative manner.  Your assistance is sincerely appreciated.