“The Designation of Counsel form has been amended to allow counsel to attest they have explained to the client, the obligations of the client to maintain contact with counsel and appear in court when required. When properly explained and endorsed, this will prevent the need for accused persons to attend court in person to sign the designation of counsel form.”
Counsel are reminded despite numerous changes the Pre-Trial Protocol remains in place. The jurisdiction of the Pre-Trial Coordinators are further explained. Any concerns regarding the Pre Trial Protocol should be raised with Associate Chief Judge Krahn.