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We ask PRLA members to review the notices issued by the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice regarding court appearances.

The Carleton County Law Association provides ongoing updates: Consolidated Court & Legal Organization Closures & Procedures during Covid-19.

May 26 2021:  OCJ now has a standardized naming protocol for family documents when they are filed electronically. There are no longer restrictions on in-person and hybrid family and CYFSA trials.

August 5, 2020, the Justice Services Online platform (ontario.ca/familyclaims and ontario.ca/page/file-civil-claim-online) expanded to enable the online submission of close to 400 more types of civil and family court documents.  The new services, “Civil Submissions Online” and “Family Submissions Online,” will provide simple and quick ways to electronically submit court documents, at every step in a case, in any new or existing: civil action or application in the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ); and  family proceeding in the SCJ or Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ).

The Prescott and Russell Law Association (PRLA)  is a non-profit organization, first incorporated on June 18, 1926. The principal objective is to represent member lawyers who are providing legal services in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Ontario. The Association office is located in L’Orignal, Ontario within the longest serving courthouse in Ontario (c.1825). The Association currently has 61 members. We are the only judicial jurisdiction in Ontario where lawyers serve in both of Canada’s official languages.

Our Association is a member of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations.  The PRLA Executive takes part in the FOLA plenary.

Our website provides the list of our members, their contact information and their services.  For information concerning online legal information please see our Links page .

PRLA Executive 2022

President: Judith Charest (Charest Law Office)

Vice-President: Mélanie Lord (Lafleur & Associates)

Treasurer: Yves Jubinville (Jubinville Law Office)

Secretary: Annie Provost (Annie Provost Professional Corporation)

Library Advisor:  Alexandra Nantel-Soucy  (Robert E. Tolhurst Law Office)

Director: Raphael Feldstein (Crown Attorney’s Office of Prescott and Russell)

Past President: Marc Gauthier (Cabinet juridique Marc Gauthier Professional Corporation)