Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Getting Copies of Ontario Court Filings from Outside Ontario

Something I just learned today, which others might want to know:

if you need copies of documents filed with Ontario Courts, there supposedly isn't a commercial service available for this purpose. A lawyer from outside Ontario would need an agent. That is, an agency file would need to be set up with a local lawyer, and that lawyer or law firm would then request the documents from the court.

I've suspected this was the case, but today was contacted by a librarian in the U.S. who had talked to the courts, gotten the runaround, and then had difficulty in finding a service. I was able to confirm this with our court clerk as well. I don't know if any of the commercial process servers out their would help with this or not...

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