Starting next month, the Supreme Court of Canada will begin hearings via video conference. Some of the first cases to approach the virtual bench include a strata contract dispute and three criminal cases.

In preparation, the Court is considering what technology to use while keeping security in mind. Lawyers scheduled to appear before the court will likely webcast from an office or boardroom, rather than work from home where distractions could interrupt.

Eugene Meehan, Q.C. along with other members of the legal community weigh in on the challenges that lay before the SCC judges as well as legal counsel in this most recent The Globe and Mail article.