New Provincial Court Notice – COVID-19 Suspension and Reopening of some Courts (May 15, 2020)

The Provincial Court of Manitoba has posted a new notice to the profession here which states that “the Provincial Court of Manitoba will reopen court proceedings on a staged and incremental basis beginning June 1, 2020”

There will still be limitations and restrictions in place, detailed in an attached notice with safety and cleaning procedures.

Out-of-custody matters will begin to be heard in the six major court centres, Brandon, Dauphin, Portage la Prairie, The Pas, Thompson and Winnipeg.

As of May 19, those dealing with Provincial Offences Act ticket offences may deal with guilty pleas with an explanation by teleconference.

Additionally, “The circuit courts which require the court party to fly into the community will not sit during June” and “All other circuit court locations throughout Manitoba are further suspended for the month of June.”

Finally, “Case management conferences will continue as scheduled and may be conducted by teleconference.”

For full details please the entire notice here, or visit the Manitoba Courts COVID-19 notices here

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