December 2008 – Filing of Electronic Documents

Counsel are notified that parties are required to file on CD-ROM electronic versions of notices of appeal, factums, records and books of authorities. These will be accessible during hearings through equipment installed on the bench, the lectern, each counsel table and the media table.

The format of the documents must follow the Guidelines for Printed and Electronic Versions of Appeal Documents. Condensed books shall continue to be provided to the Court in printed form on the hearing date.

Parties must still file the printed version of the documents prepared according to the requirements of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada. Deadlines for service and filing of printed documents remain the same, although the electronic version may be filed up to five working days after the filing of the printed version. In case of discrepancy between the two versions, the original printed version will be considered official.

Notwithstanding the requirements of the Rules, a reduced number of printed copies of documents may be filed. Please consult the Guidelines for Printed and Electronic Versions of Appeal Documents for details.

Service of the printed copy is not required if counsel being served accepts service of the electronic version and proof of service is filed.

For further information, please contact Julie Laverty, Manager, Registry Branch at 613-996-7810.

This notice replaces the notice of October 2007.

Louise Meagher
Deputy Registrar

December 2008