October 2, 2020
Adam Bobker and Anastassia Trifonova coauthored an article "Courts adopt e-filing and electronic communications amid COVID-19", published in the September issue of the Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.
The COVID-19 crisis has created unique challenges for courts, litigants and practitioners. When distancing restrictions to avoid transmission of the virus were first implemented in March, courts responded swiftly. Deadlines to carry out pre-hearing steps in existing proceedings and limitation periods to commence new proceedings were suspended. Many hearings were postponed. Nevertheless, courts have remained open through the use of e-filing and telephone and video conferencing.
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This article was first published by Lexpert on September 24, 2020.