Over the course of almost a year of Covid-19, Ontario’s court system has made a monumental shift from in-person hearings and trials to virtual appearances. While in the summer of 2020 most of the province’s courts were shut down or operating at very limited capacity, those capacity issues have since been addressed through the use of videoconferencing technology, such as Zoom, to replace in person courtrooms and case conferences. The shift to remote hearings in Ontario and abroad has allowed the judicial system to continue to function throughout the fluctuating Covid-19 lockdowns and has even led to some very amusing ... [more] Full article
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