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Number of registered OSCAR users surpasses key benchmark

CourtCanada is pleased to announce that the number of registered users for the Online System for Court Attendance Reservations ("OSCAR") passed the thousand mark on June 17, 2010!

OSCAR is a web-based system that provides public access to Court schedules and information regarding upcoming Court hearings, and allows registered users to search for available Court time and reserve Court attendances online. OSCAR registration is available to all Ontario lawyers and other qualified legal professionals.

OSCAR is currently available in the Estates and Commercial List Divisions of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

For more information about OSCAR and/or to register for the service please click here.  

 

CourtCanada sponsors 2010 Precedent Setter Awards

CourtCanada is proud to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural 2010 Precedent Setter Awards. The Awards were established by Precedent Magazine to recognize outstanding Ontario lawyers who have shown excellence and leadership in their early years of practice.

This year's Precedent Setter Award winners will be announced at a reception on Thursday, June 17, 2010.

For further information contact Precedent Magazine at office@lawandstyle.ca or (416) 929-4495, ext. 34.  

 

CourtCanada's Champion Cupcakers

Congratulations to CourtCanada's Mari Moreshead and Clare Jordan, who won the Iron Cupcake Toronto baking challenge held May 16th, 2010.

The Iron Cupcake competition is hosted by Liberty Village's For the Love of Cake, and has a similar concept to that of television's popular Iron Chef cooking show.  A "secret ingredient" is announced in the period leading up to the competition, and the competitors must somehow incorporate it into their cupcakes.  Points are awarded on presentation, taste and creativity.

Mari and Clare won the competition on the strength of their original cupcake recipe, which included orange, cardamom and rose, under a cream cheese and toasted pistachio icing.

 

CourtCanada to supply technology to Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd

CourtCanada is pleased to announce that it has strengthened the strategic relationship with Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, by entering into a technology licensing agreement.

The new licensing agreement builds upon an existing strategic relationship between CourtCanada and Carswell. CourtCanada will supply technology to support Cyberbahn's Legal i Link service, which enables legal professionals to submit Court documents over the internet for processing by the industry-leading Carswell litigation support services team. Through Legal i Link, documents may be electronically submitted for filing with Court offices across Ontario and the rest of Canada, as well as for process serving, Court issuance and other litigation requirements.

Legal i Link offers the following benefits to legal professionals:

  • Documents are received instantly, processed accurately and completed on time
  • Provides instant access to results such as issued claims and affidavits of service
  • "Real time" status emails & secure web access to monitor order status
  • Government filing fees disbursed on behalf of user with no additional service charge
  • Enhanced document search capabilities
  • Original documents delivered to user
  • Orders can be submitted from anywhere, at any time
  • Eco-friendly, providing enhanced service with a reduced carbon footprint

"Carswell is a leader in the field, and we look forward to working together to deliver new services and incredible value to the Canadian legal community," says Gregory Azeff, CourtCanada President.

The innovative CourtCanada technology products and services have already won praise from the Ontario legal community. The company's other technology products include the Online System for Court Attendance Reservations, or "OSCAR", a web-based scheduling system deployed in Court divisions which include the Commercial List. OSCAR provides public access to Court schedules and information regarding upcoming Court hearings, and allows registered users to search for available Court time and reserve attendances online.

Don Van Meer, President of Carswell states, "We are excited by the opportunity to extend our suite of online legal services by aligning Cyberbahn's Legal i Link and CourtCanada technology to deliver unique solutions to legal professionals across Canada".

About Carswell

Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited (www.carswell.com), is Canada's leading source of intelligent information solutions for legal, tax, finance and human resource professionals. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Carswell provides integrated information in a range of formats, including books, loose-leaf services, journals, newsletters, CD-ROMs and online.

To download a PDF version of the full press release, click here.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business
One Corporate Plaza
2075 Kennedy Road
Toronto, Ontario
M1T 3V4

Attention: Jayne Jackson, Manager, Human Resources / Corporate Communications
Tel: 416-298-5007
Email: jayne.jackson@thomsonreuters.com

 

CourtCanada releases DocEx system for Commercial List pilot project

CourtCanada and the Commercial List Users' Committee (the "CLUC") are working together on a pilot project in the Commercial List division of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. CourtCanada will contribute the technology and related services required for the operation of DocEx, an online document exchange system for use in designated Commercial List cases.

The DocEx system has been designed to facilitate electronic document service and distribution, and is intended to enhance access to justice by making Court documents and case information publicly available online.

The pilot project is governed by the CLUC, and is intended to assist the CLUC in developing information and data regarding the effective operation of an electronic system for exchanging Court documents. The DocEx system will be refined and improved on an iterative basis, based on user feedback and other stakeholder input. CourtCanada and the CLUC will work together to identify and implement improvements and refinements to the system during the course of the project.

DocEx will be available through the CourtCanada web site commencing December 1st, 2009. The system is web-based service and consequently users will not have to deploy any new hardware or software. In addition to operating the technological aspects of the pilot project, CourtCanada will also provide training and support services to all parties involved in designated cases.

For more information regarding the pilot project and/or to arrange for a demonstration of the Document Exchange system, please click here or contact us by email at docex@courtcanada.com.

 

"Online System for Court Attendance Reservations a hit"

OSCAR and CourtCanada have been profiled by Luigi Benneton in the September 18, 2009 edition of The Lawyers Weekly, which provides lawyers with information essential to maintaining and building a successful practice in today's competitive business environment.

To read the article, click here.

 

OSCAR launches in Commercial List division of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Effective July 8, 2009, OSCAR service will be available in the Commercial List division of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. OSCAR will provide lawyers and legal professionals with online access to the Court's hearing reservation system, enabling them to quickly search for and reserve available Court time for motions, applications and other hearing types.

OSCAR authorization is available from CourtCanada at no charge. OSCAR users are subject to a $15.00 per booking service fee, payable by credit card or OSCAR Account. For further information or to request a password, click here.

 

Launch of DocEx announced to Commercial List Users' Committee

On June 10, 2009, CourtCanada's President Gregory Azeff joined the Honourable Madame Justice Pepall of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ken Rosenberg of Palaire Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP at the Commercial List Users' Committee Golf & Education Day to announce the upcoming launch of the Commercial List Document Exchange (or "DocEx"), a web-based case management system designed to facilitate the exchange of Court documents in proceedings before the Commercial List.

The DocEx pilot project is scheduled to commence in September 2009.

 

CourtCanada and Cyberbahn launch "hybrid" Court document distribution and filing

Cyberbahn (a Thomson Reuters business) and CourtCanada Ltd. are cooperating in a joint venture to introduce a new Court document distribution and filing system to the Canadian legal community.

This "hybrid" system combines CourtCanada's technology and legal process expertise with Cyberbahn's industry-leading litigation support services, enabling you to upload Court documents and electronically submit orders for manual fulfillment by the Cyberbahn team. Orders can be submitted for document service, filing, issuance or any combination thereof.

Benefits include:

  • Orders are received instantly, processed accurately and completed on time
  • Instant access to results such as issued claims and affidavits of service
  • "Real time" status emails
  • Secure web access to monitor order status
  • Government filing fees disbursed on your behalf with no additional service charge
  • Enhanced document search capabilities
  • Original documents returned to your office
  • Orders can be submitted at any time of day
  • Eco-friendly, providing enhanced service with a reduced carbon footprint

For more information or to register for this service, contact us at info@courtcanada.com.

 

CourtCanada at the OBA Institute, February 2-3, 2009

CourtCanada will be an Exhibitor at the OBA's Annual Institute of Continuing Legal Education, being held on February 2 and 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building).

Join us at Canada's premier CLE event, featuring 17 full- and half-day programs, 10 special events, over 250 distinguished speakers, and an extensive trade show of products and services of interest to the legal profession.

For more information, visit the OBA Institute web site, or download the brochure.

 

CourtCanada Ltd. is pleased to announce its new alliance with Carswell!

CourtCanada is pleased to announce its alliance with Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. Carswell is Canada's leading provider of intelligent information and research solutions to the legal, finance and human resources markets.

Carswell recently acquired Cyberbahn Group, one of CourtCanada's key business partners and the leading online corporate solutions and litigation support services provider for law firms, government agencies, financial institutions and the broader business community. To view the Customer Announcement regarding the acquisition click here.

CourtCanada and Carswell have agreed to cooperate on a number of exciting technology initiatives. Carswell's expertise and experience in the legal field will be invaluable to our efforts to deliver efficient and effective technology solutions that are second to none.

CourtCanada's alliance with Carswell reflects our commitment to building relationships that help us deliver the highest quality service and value to our clients. For more information on CourtCanada and/or this new development please contact us at info@courtcanada.com.

 

CourtCanada announces new software release

CourtCanada is pleased to announce that new releases for InSolve, our web-based insolvency case management software, and OSCAR, our online Court reservation system, are now available through our web site. The latest versions of InSolve and OSCAR come with many new features, and provide greater accessibility and an enhanced user experience. We welcome your feedback!

 

CourtCanada featured on slaw.ca

CourtCanada has been featured in an article on slaw.ca, one of Canada's leading legal blogs. To read the article 'Litigation & Bankruptcy Services from CourtCanada' by Connie Crosby, please click here.

 

Join us at the Canadian Law & Technology Forum 2008

CourtCanada will be an Exhibitor at the Canadian Law & Technology Forum on November 17th & 18th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building). Join us for a comprehensive program showcasing emerging trends and innovations in legal technology. CourtCanada's President, Gregory Azeff, will be speaking on the use of technologies such as InSolve to more effectively manage 'mega cases.'

For more information, please view the Forum brochure.

 

Commercial List Users Committee - Best Practices Update

Martin Rosenbaum of Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, representative of the Toronto Lawyers Association on the Commercial List Users Committee, reviews the Committee's recommendations and current initiatives (May 8, 2008). Click here to read the article.