The Federal Court has issued an updated consolidated practice direction “Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings and Proceedings under the PM(NOC) Regulations”. The notice states that the update includes instructions for subsequent case management conferences and timing for submissions on costs.
Phuong T.V. Ngo, a partner at Gowling WLG in Ottawa was appointed today as a Judge of the Federal Court. Continue reading Appointment
Negar Azmudeh, Assistant Deputy Chairperson at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court. Appointments were also made yesterday to the courts in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut.
Anne M. Turley, Senior General Counsel at the Department of Justice, was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court today. Appointments were also made to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, Court of King’s Bench of New Brunswick and the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. Continue reading Appointments
New Associate Judges (Federal Court) Regulations were registered and will published shortly in the Canada Gazette. With the renaming of Prothonotaries to Associate Judges and formalizing the role, these regulations set out the number of Associate Judges in the Federal Court and the role of supernumerary AJs. Continue reading Federal Court
The Federal Court has announced a pilot program to have various ‘chambers’ of judges assigned to proceedings in the areas of i) IP/Competition; ii) maritime and admiralty; and iii) class actions. The Notice to the Parties and the Profession lists the judges assigned to each of the three chambers.
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Principal at Smart & Biggar LLP in Montréal, was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court yesterday. Appointments were also made to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island. Continue reading Appointments
The Federal Court has published for consultation in the Canada Gazette, proposed amendments to the Federal Courts Rules relating to the costs regime. The proposed changes include: i) separate sections for actions, applications, motion and appeals; ii) only three columns (instead of five currently); iii) additional assessable items; and iv) an overall increase of about 25% to costs awarded under the tariff. The changes also include replacing “Prothonotary” with “Associate Judge” in the Rules. Continue reading Costs
Michael Crinson of Crinson Law LLP was appointed an Associate Judge of the Federal Court today. Appointments were also made today to the Superior Court of Ontario and the Superior Court of Quebec. Continue reading Appointments
The Federal Court has issued an updated Practice Notice on the Court’s “transition back to in-person hearings”. For hearings scheduled in January 2023 and beyond, the presumption will be in-person except for motions scheduled to be heard for a duration of two hours or less, as well as certain IRPA and Citizenship Act proceedings. “The Court encourages parties to all modes of hearings to proceed on the basis of an electronic record” Continue reading COVID Practice Notice