COVID 19 Court Processes

The COVID 19 pandemic has seen some changes in the way court dates are processed. Many are now hosted over Zoom to accomodate demand. Please take a moment to review the following instructions from Ottawa's remote case management team, relating to attending court.

BEFORE YOUR COURT APPEARANCE

If you have a lawyer or have been in contact with a lawyer, please get in touch with them in advance of your court date.

If you do not have a lawyer: Contact Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258

  • If you would like general legal advice or would like to apply for a legal aid certificate to hire a lawyer, please call Legal Aid Ontario 1-800-668-8258.
  • If you want to contact local Duty Counsel, who may be able to provide legal advice and assistance to eligible individuals, please call 613-238-7931 ext 7001 and leave a message with your name and a telephone number you can be reached at.  Duty Counsel cannot guarantee same day assistance and should be contacted well in advance of your court appearance.  Before calling Duty Counsel, please request your disclosure (evidence in your case) and Crown Screening Form.

Contact the Crown’s Office for your disclosure and Screening Form

If you have been charged with an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or Youth Criminal Justice Act, email your request to VirtualCrownOttawa@ontario.ca.  If you do not have photo identification or access to a secure personal email address, please call the Ottawa Crown Attorney’s Office at 613-239-1200 to arrange for disclosure to be provided to you in another way.

If you have been charged with an offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (such as illegal possession or trafficking of a drug) or another federal criminal offence (such as excise tax or income tax offence), email your request to 161.disclosure@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca.  If you do not have photo identification or access to a secure personal email address, please call the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Office at 613-957-7000 to arrange for disclosure to be provided to you in another way.

ATTENDING REMOTE CASE MANAGEMENT (REMAND) COURT

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ATTEND COURT?

If you do not have a lawyer who will appear for you, whether it is your first appearance or you have appeared in court previously on your current charges, you are scheduled to attend court at 2:00pm.

HOW CAN I ATTEND COURT?

You can attend court either over the internet or by phone.

 Whether joining over the internet or by phone, you will need to enter a meeting ID and passcode (see below)

Courtroom #5

  • Meeting ID (Internet or phone): 648 1220 3132
  • Passcode (both methods): 606263

Courtroom #9

  • Meeting ID (both methods): 640 1169 6263
  • Passcode (both methods): 813418

Connecting

When you join you will be placed on hold or in a video waiting room. You may be waiting for some time while the court deals with other cases. Please do not disconnect.  Your patience is appreciated.

Follow any direction provided by the presiding judicial official or the court clerk

Visit Ontario Courts for the latest COVID-19 Notices and Updates


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