Civil Submissions Online Portal

This is the new Rule 4.05.2 which is using the CaseLines technology previously discussed. You use this to file motion materials.

To start a lawsuit online, refer back here.

You can find Rule 4.05.2 of the Rules of Civil Procedure here.

The government information site about the two portals is here.

This is the Honourable Mr. Justice Brown. Former classmate at UVic. Smart as all heck, real good guy too. This picture has literally nothing to do with the new Civil Submissions Online Portal

CIVIL SUBMISSIONS ONLINE PORTAL

4.05.2 (1) In this rule,

“Civil Submissions Online Portal” means the software authorized by the Ministry of the Attorney General for the purposes of this rule and that is available on the internet under the name “Civil Submissions Online Portal” in English and “Portail en ligne pour soumettre des documents dans les actions civiles” in French. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Documents That May be Filed

(2) Any document that may or must be filed under these rules, other than a document listed under subrule 4.05.1 (2) or that is filed for the purposes of rule 60.07, may be filed electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal in accordance with this rule, if the Civil Submissions Online Portal provides for the electronic filing of the document. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Required Steps for Filing

(3) A document to which subrule (2) applies may be filed electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal if,

(a)  the document is submitted through the Civil Submissions Online Portal; and

(b)  the registrar accepts the document for filing. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Confirmation

(4) If the registrar accepts the document for filing, the registrar shall send confirmation of the filing by e-mail. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Filing Date

(5) A document filed under subrule (3) is considered to have been filed on the day indicated in the confirmation sent by the registrar. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Documents That May be Issued

(6) Any document that may or must be issued under these rules, other than a document listed under subrule 4.05.1 (7) or that is issued for the purposes of rule 60.07, may be issued electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal in accordance with this rule, if the Civil Submissions Online Portal provides for the electronic issuance of the document. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Required Steps for Issuance

(7) A document to which subrule (6) applies may be issued electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal if,

(a)  the document is submitted through the Civil Submissions Online Portal; and

(b)  the registrar accepts the document for issuance. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Confirmation

(8) If the registrar accepts the document for issuance, the registrar shall issue the document and send confirmation of the issuance by e-mail, together with the issued document. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Issuance Date

(9) A document issued by the registrar under subrule (8) is considered to have been issued on the day indicated in the confirmation sent by the registrar. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Filing, Issuance of Other Documents

(10) Despite subrules (2) and (6), a document listed under subrule 4.05.1 (2) or (7) may be filed or issued, as the case may be, electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal in accordance with this rule, if a prescribed fee is not required to be paid for the filing or issuance of the document. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

If Clarification Needed

(11) The registrar may request from a person written clarification with respect to a document that is requested to be filed or issued electronically in accordance with this rule, and the person shall provide the clarification in the manner specified by the registrar. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

No Filing or Issuance Without Confirmation

(12) For greater certainty, a document that is submitted through the Civil Submissions Online Portal is not filed or issued unless the filing or issuance is confirmed by the registrar in accordance with subrule (4) or (8), as the case may be. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Requirement to Agree to Terms of Use

(13) Despite subrules (2) and (6), a document may not be filed or issued electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal unless the person requesting the filing or issuance agrees to its terms of use, including providing an e-mail address at which the person agrees to accept documents from the court electronically. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Non-Application of Certain Subrules

(14) Subrules 4.05 (4.2)(7) and (8) do not apply with respect to a document filed or issued electronically by using the Civil Submissions Online Portal. O. Reg. 441/20, s. 2.

Sept 2 / 2020 – a new Notice to the Profession updating Caselines in Toronto:

New Responsibilities for Parties

e. Counsel and self-represented parties must:use the following document naming convention when saving documents to be uploaded into CaseLines – the type of document, the type of party filing the document, and the date (Please note that the date format is particularly important – DD-MMM-YYYY):

For example, documents could be saved with the following names:

  • Notice of Motion-Moving Party 14-JUL-2020
  • Notice of Application-Applicant 21-NOV-2020
  • Statement of Defence-Defendant 02-JAN-2021
  • Compendium-Responding Party 03-MAR-2021
  • Factum-Intervenor 11-NOV-2020

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