iPad E-trials are happening in Ontario courts. Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. v Schad, 2016 ONSC 2297 was a four-week E-Trial heard between November 23 – December 23, 2015, regarding alleged misuse of confidential information in the process of manufacturing. The Reasons for Judgment allude to “the fact that the trial was entirely electronically run on monitors with no paper exhibits,” at paragraph 44, noting that the electronic platform facilitated witness examinations in court.
Justice Newbould directed that no paper copies of documents would be used during
Rather than handing out binders full of paper in court, a party arrives with electronic binders downloaded onto a number of iPads, and hands out iPads instead. An iPad is also loaded and regularly updated with all necessary materials for the judge (including opening and closing statements, examination binders and case law).
This E-Trial platform does not necessarily require internet in the courtroom since it relies primarily on pre-loaded iPads. As
After testing out a number of iPad applications,
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