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43. Either counsel may request direction from the JCM on time frames or
make a request to the JCM that the matter be scheduled for an appearance
before a Judge if the matter is not progressing in a timely manner.
The JCM may work with counsel to resolve problems relating to the
progress of a file prior to scheduling an appearance before a Judge.
There may be situations where it is appropriate to have a pre-trial appearance
before a Judge or JCM to ensure trial readiness. At the time of scheduling the
trial/preliminary inquiry date, the JCM may consult with counsel to determine
whether an interim appearance is required. If an interim appearance is required,
the JCM will schedule an interim appearance in addition to setting the date for
44. Situations where an interim appearance before a Judge or JCM may be
a. an accused is representing her/himself;
b. the JCM determines, after consultation with counsel, an interim
appearance is required.
45. Counsel may request an interim appearance before a Judge or JCM by
contacting the JCM in the JCM Office in one of the following ways:
a. attending at the office in person;
b. by email;
c. if available in the location, by facsimile; or
d. by telephone.
46. An interim appearance will not be set for matters proceeding summarily
unless the JCM determines an interim appearance is required.
ALTERNATIVE MEASURES (DIVERSION)
47. As matters proceeding by alternative measures may not progress
within the timeframes anticipated in this direction, the JCM has discretion
regarding setting timeframes and allowing adjournments when
both counsel consent.
48. Any requirement to provide notice or to provide a response to opposing
counsel is satisfied if sent by email to the email address provided by
that counsel for the purpose of notice.