The Federal Court has issued a revised Notice to the Profession on electronic service and filing of documents. Starting on March 1, 2013, the Federal Court will be using its own system for electronic filing, replacing the LexisNexis system used since 2009.
Amendments have been made to the Federal Courts Rules relating to scheduling of general sittings, format of documents, notices of appearances in applications, increasing minimum lead time to file motion materials, and other “miscellaneous” amendments.
In an announcement today, the Honourable Justice David Near was elevated from the Federal Court to the Federal Court of Appeal and the Honourable Justice Peter Annis of the Ontario Superior Court was appointed to the Federal Court. Judicial appointments were also made today in Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador, Alberta and Quebec.