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19. The JCM may cancel the appearance by alternate means and require
an in-person appearance by counsel at the JCM’s discretion.
SCHEDULING BY JCM
20. Appearances before the Court that will be scheduled by a JCM include:
a. matters for sentencing;
b. JCM referrals of matters for appearance before a Judge;
c. JCM approved requests of counsel for an appearance before a
d. contested issues;
f. pre-trial conferences;
g. interim appearances; and
h. trials or preliminary inquiries.
21. When a matter being heard by a JCM is referred by the JCM to a Judge,
the matter may be heard that day provided it can be accommodated by
the Court and counsel are available, otherwise the matter will be scheduled
to another day.
22. On matters where Crown is assigned, the JCM will take into account
the assigned Crown’s availability when scheduling events.
23. On matters where Crown will not be assigned, Defence Counsel may
request a trial date at or after the first appearance. The JCM may set a
date at that time.
SCHEDULING AN APPEARANCE BEFORE A JUDGE
Counsel may request that a matter be set before a Judge by contacting a JCM in
the JCM Office.
An objective of these directions is to move matters from first appearance to a conclusion
in a timely manner. If either counsel is concerned about delay, counsel
may bring the matter to the attention of a JCM. The JCM will work with counsel
to improve timeliness. When appropriate, the JCM will schedule the matter for
appearance before a Judge. (Also see Timeframes in this direction.)
24. The JCM may schedule a matter for appearance before a Judge:
a. upon a request from Crown or Defence Counsel; or
b. at the discretion of the JCM.