Re-Launch of the Guide to Ontario Courts

The announcement below was sent out today. Louise Hamel, Manager at the Judges’ Library, tells me there is new content which has also been translated into French. The real news, though, is the official new design of the site. Congratulations to the Judges’ Library!

I am pleased to announce that the Guide to Ontario Courts www.ontariocourts.on.ca has been re-launched.

This revitalized website was reorganized and updated in response to user feedback on content and design, and in consultation with the Office of each court. We have developed what we hope will be a more user friendly = website with each court having a unique contemporary visual identity, and new content has been developed.

Access to the website will continue through the domain name www.ontariocourts.on.ca however, you will notice that the internal structure of the website has changed due to the reorganization of information. As a result of this reorganization, you may need to update your bookmarks or favourites to specific content on the website.

The new links for each court in English are

Court of Appeal for Ontario http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/coa/en/
Court of Appeal for Ontario decisions http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions_index/en/
Superior Court of Justice http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/scj/en
Ontario Court of Justice http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/ocj/en

The new links for each court in French are
Court of Appeal for Ontario http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/coa/fr/
Court of Appeal for Ontario decisions http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions_index/fr/
Superior Court of Justice http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/scj/fr
Ontario Court of Justice http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/ocj/fr

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Comments

  1. Good catch, Connie. I was just about to post about the new design. It looks good so far as I’ve seen. On the Court of Appeal page, though, I’d give the photos some breathing room and I’d increase the line-height (i.e. leading) to give the text some more of the same. And I’m a big foe of unconfined text widths, given that most people still browse with their windows at full screen width: nobody can follow a line of text that’s a couple of thousand pixels wide; so the whole needs to be popped into fixed width divs, I think.

  2. The post by Connie prompted me post the links to Indian judiciary. Certainly though the level of interactivity in these web-sites is not as much as the Canadian counterpart, but still the amount of information they provide are more than useful to the local lawyer.

    Link to Indian Courts
    Case Status

    Supreme Court of India

    Parliamentary Enactments

  3. Tarun Jain: Thank you for the additional links. I had not previously seen the Indian Courts sites.

    Cheers,
    Connie