Finally! Online filing of motion and trial materials!
A major initiative is coming to Ontario.
On July 29, 2020, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice announced that Ontario will be using a document management software (called https://caselines.com/), allowing lawyers to file motion / pre-trial and presumably trial documents electronically.
As well, there appears to be the means for quick, less formal communication between counsel and the Court re: scheduling issues.
This is a major, major improvement. The Court has largely been paper-based, up until this moment.
This cuts down the time / expense for lawyers to file their materials into Court.
This will allow Judges to stop ‘fighting paper’ and become that much more efficient, if the entire case / issue is available to them online. This will result in quicker decision-making.
This is the notice as distributed by The Advocates’ Society.