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COVID-19 Legal Perspectives: Virtual Disputes: Changes, Options and Best Practices

The shift to remote court appearances, examinations and mediations is a prime example of how COVID-19 continues to disrupt the traditional delivery of legal services. While social distancing measures have resulted in limited access to courts across Canada, some matters continue to be heard using remote technology.

On May 13, 2020, during our fifth webinar, our lawyers talked about some practical insights on how the approach to disputes has evolved since COVID-19 precautions were implemented, about an overview of virtual proceedings across the country and about some practical tips on how to effectively participate in virtual proceedings.

We did explore the following topics, moderated by The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell C.C., Senior Counsel:

  • How COVID-19 is changing the dispute resolution system
  • The status of virtual proceedings across the country
  • Participation in a virtual proceeding: Tips and Best Practices
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