Supreme Court – Judicial Registrar role As at Monday 29 May 2017 the Supreme Court (Criminal Procedure) Rules 2008 have been amended to expand the role and authority of the Judicial Registrar in the Criminal Trial Division of the Supreme Court. Judicial Registrar Pedley will conduct post-committal directions hearings and directions hearings where a matter has not been allocated to a trial judge. A Notice to Profession (002) on the changes is attached. 

e-briefs from the OPP

commodity futures brokers The CBA has been consulting with the OPP on a proposal to pilot electronic briefs. John Cain, the solicitor to the OPP came and spoke to the Committee about it. There has long been concern that electronic briefs will essentially involve cost shifting to counsel who would ultimately bear the cost of printing. Whilst we might all need to recognise that briefs are becoming more digital – the sky is not going to fall in – we have been reassured that the use of electronic briefing will be carefully piloted to ensure and that the sorts of concerns we have raised as to costs and the like will be addressed. We would welcome any feedback about members’ experience.

Plea hearing time estimates The County Court has requested some assistance in managing plea hearings. The Court allocates hearings according to estimates, usually according to whether the hearing will last for 1 hr, 2 hrs, 1/2 day or 1 day (or more).

trading con posteitaliane Members are requested to include a short indication at the start of their written outline of plea submissions indicating whether the hearing is estimated to run for 1 hr, 2 hrs, 1/2 day or 1 day (or more). NB – written outlines are due at least 2 days before the hearing (Practice Note 7.12).