LERNERS LLP RELEASES THE SECOND EDITION OF EXAMINATIONS, AN APPELLATE REVIEW AND FORECAST FOR 2021
In 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system was swift and relentless in courtrooms across Canada. Public health directives and provincial closure orders forced the courts to close themselves off from traditional in-person attendance and quickly re-orient themselves to the virtual delivery of judicial services.
There was also a flurry of decisions at the Court of Appeal for Ontario providing guidance on matters of trial practice and procedure, as well as significant decisions concerning appellate practice, and its own powers as an appellate court.
With these developments in mind, the Lerners Appellate Advocacy Group presents the second edition of Examinations our annual review and forecast on the state of appellate law, in which we reflect on key decisions and legal developments of the past year, and contemplate what lies in store from an appellate law perspective.
There were many highly anticipated appellate decisions that were released in 2020 (Uber v. Heller, Waksdale, Nevsun Resources v. Araya, to name a few) which have been covered by many a lawyer, ourselves included. This year we chose not only to focus on significant cases, but also the current and future effects of COVID-19 on appellate decisions, process and practice, as well as some helpful guidance for conducting virtual appeals efficiently and effectively.
About Lerners’ Appellate Advocacy Group
At Lerners, we know that the Canadian appellate landscape is ever-changing. We are passionate about the unique nature of appeals and our lawyers have the battle-tested specialized knowledge and experience with the appeal process and appellate courts that delivers results.
We represent a broad range of clients and have argued a wide variety of appeals in insurance law, family law, tort law, class actions, commercial law and municipal law as well as questions of constitutionality. We regularly appear before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada and have been involved in some of the most involved in some of the leading appeals in Canadian jurisprudence.
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