iPad E-Trials in Ontario

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 […]

Hutchison E-Trial in Vancouver’s Courtroom 67

The Hutchison E-Trial is set to begin July 2 in Vancouver’s Courtroom 67. Courtroom 67 is one of the city’s high-technology courtrooms: it was built to accommodate a high-profile criminal case in 2012. The Hutchison E-Trial heard evidence in Victoria before Justice Dev Dley from April 15 – May 28, 2019. Justice Dev Dley ordered […]

E-Hearings on the Federal Court of Canada’s Radar

E-Hearings were on the agenda at the Federal Court of Canada’s Aboriginal Law Liaison Committee’s June meeting. The Committee focussed on what we can learn from E-Trials already underway, what we can do better, and specific concerns in the Aboriginal Law context. I was grateful to be asked to present to the Committee on these […]

Ontario Court Runs Aboriginal Law E-Trial

The Ontario Superior Court is running the Aboriginal Law case Saugeen Ojibway Nation v. AG Canada et al (ONSC Court File Nos. 94-CQ-50872CM and 03-CV-261134CM1) as an E-Trial. The Aboriginal Law E-Trial considers a claim for Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) ownership of lands under water and a claim seeking redress from Canada and Ontario for […]

E-trial Platform Used to Argue Costs

In Victoria BC, the parties brought the West Moberly E-trial Platform back into the courthouse to argue a single day on costs. Having the documents in the digital environment meant the parties could easily access all the documents used at trial, and I personally experienced how it improved my advocacy for my client. West Moberly […]

Federal Court Electronic Trial Plan – No. 2

The Federal Court Electronic Trial plan in the Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada (2019 FC 789) is filed with the Federal Court registry. The parties requested the Federal Court issue an Electronic Trial Plan Order and Justice Zinn he told me that he generally followed the E-Trial Plan he ordered in Southwind v. Canada, […]

Victoria Courthouse Runs Second E-Trial

The Victoria courthouse will hear its second E-Trial beginning April 15. Justice Dev Dley ordered the case run as an e-trial using the UK program, Caselines. The parties to Hutchison v. Moore; BCSC Victoria Actions S-123664 and 151985 will be the first in Canada to use this e-trial platform. BC Supreme Court judges have been […]

Victoria’s First Electronic Trial

Victoria’s first full electronic trial (E-Trial) is a good example of how simple technology can improve litigation. In West Moberly First Nations v British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 1700, the parties successfully created and used a simple electronic trial (E-Trial) platform to both present evidence and enter it with the court. Watch this 3-minute video to […]

Federal Court E-Trial Plan – No. 1

At the Federal Court, the E-trial Plan for Southwind v. Canada (2017 FC 906) is filed with the court registry. When I spoke to Justice Zinn, he told me that he made sure that happened because he realized that there were no precedents for e-trials and he wanted a written record to rely on later. […]