The use of technological assistance during hearings at the Sorel-Tracy courthouse is possible in the following situations:
For the presentation of an non-contested motion to extend a time limit of 180 days, a case management notice, a motion to examine a third party by consent or a motion for a ruling on foreseeable objections, a telephone conference call is accepted on the following conditions:
- The parties must submit an application in writing to the coordinating judge, setting out the purpose of the conference call.
- The conference call is set up by the assistant to the coordinating judge.
To hear witnesses during an examination on the merits, a videolink may be used based on the following procedure:
- The parties must have obtained prior authorization, by telephone, from the coordinating judge or the judge designated to hear the case (if known);
- At least five days before the date of the hearing, the parties or their attorneys must contact the master of the rolls at 450-742-2786, extension 66407, to make the necessary technical arrangements.
Please note that unless a videolink is specifically required, the technology cannot be used if a telephone conference call would otherwise meet all the requirements of the hearing(for example: to hear a witness at a hearing presided at by a judge).