Trying to find a balance between preserving public health and business as usual is posing a challenge within courts across Canada. Measures to reduce the number of people who might spread the virus include postponing trials, banning the public from courts as well as preventing lawyers from visiting clients in prison. While other approaches include dropping less serious charges; and the use of video conferencing to replace in-person hearings. At the Supreme Court level, visitors are banned to its hearings and only those directly involved may attend. Eugene Meehan, Q.C. reveals in this The Globe and Mail article that “The court’s registry remains open for filling documents, with staff wearing medical gloves.” Read the full article here.