THE SCLA'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
SCLA Library Operations
Please be aware that Ontario courthouses continue to operate in accordance with provincial guidelines. During this period, the SCLA library will be staffed on Monday and Wednesday mornings.
As the SCLA has implemented a work at home plan, the library is also still available full-time by email (individual accounts and the main email@example.com account) to assist with research questions, newsletter announcement requests, etc. The SCLA is taking this step out of concern for the safety of the membership and staff.
Please note that email newsletters and courthouse updates will continue to be distributed during this time.
Please Note: HVAC Updates are now distributed by request only
FOLA, April 8, 2020:
The Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.0.2(4), of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act permitting virtual witnessing for wills and powers of attorney provided that at least one person who is providing the service as a witness is a licensee pursuant to the Law Society Act.
The Order is not retroactive and will be in place for the duration of the declaration of emergency.
The Order in Council will also be posted on this website tomorrow morning: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management.
From Ontario Court of Justice, March 26: