Update IV – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response from Deliscar Professional Corporation

Posted on: September 12th, 2020 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment
Good afternoon:
We are pleased to announce that Deliscar Professional Corporation will reopen our physical offices in Brampton and Guelph on Monday, September 14, 2020 after operating remotely since March 17, 2020. Thank you for your continued patience during this challenging time. 

Please note the following:

1. Family Litigation and Civil Litigation Matters
Both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice have been gradually reopening courthouses and the hearing of both urgent and non-urgent matters since July 6, 2020. Many matters are still being heard by videoconference and audioconference while the current backlog is processed. The suspension of limitation periods and filing deadlines will also be lifted on September 14, 2020. You will receive a separate e-mail specifically regarding your litigation matter.
Please see the following links for more details:
Ontario Bar Association – RESUMPTION OF LIMITATION PERIODS AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2020:
2. Mail
Both of our office buildings in Brampton and Guelph are now open for reception services including drop off and pick up of documents. We are responsible for assessing our clients for COVID19 exposure, so you will receive an e-mail before you come in with regard to assessment and office protocols.  With the reopening of our offices, we are now able to send out the backlog of packages awaiting processing.
3. Wills & Powers of Attorney
On April 22, 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney-General made an additional unprecedented order allowing for the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in counterpart using videoconferencing, please see:  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200129?search=emergency%2Bmanagement . This Order is in force until September 22, 2020.
4. Notarizations
We provide our notarial services through Downtown Notary. Downtown Notary Brampton and Guelph will start providing in-person notarial services by appointment only on September 14, 2020. Appointments can be booked at www.downtown-notary.ca. Virtual notarization appointments are also still permitted under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection ActR.S.O. 1990, c. E.9, and can also be booked at www.downtown-notary.ca.
5. Translations
It has been our ongoing policy to mail our notarized, certified Spanish and French translations to our clients, and this will continue to be the standard.
6. Free “Ask the Lawyer” Day Presentations and Free Legal Resources Handout
I have prepared the attached updated Legal Resources Handout. You are free to circulate to whomever you wish. I will also be presenting online on the following topics (registration is now open and free):

1. “Wills and Powers of Attorney” – hosted by March of Dimes Canada –  October 7, 2020 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 PM – *online via Zoom

2. “Introduction to Family Law” – hosted by Caledon Public Library –  October 15, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 PM – *online via Zoom

3. “Ask the Lawyer” – hosted by Caledon Public Library – November 19, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 2:15 PM – *online via Zoom

If your organization is interested in booking a free one-hour presentation online or in-person starting October 2020, please reply to this email.

 

We appreciate your continued patience in this unprecedented and challenging situation.

 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Suzanne Deliscar 

 

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