- Matters in approved lists are automatically activated for Online Court, except in exceptional circumstances.
- Communication in the Online Court is direct with the Court and solicitor’s conduct is required to be as it is in person.
- It is vital that practitioners monitor email traffic frequently and respond promptly.
Online Court is active in NSW through the Online Registry for case management in selected Local Court matters, the Corporations and Equity General Lists of the Supreme Court, the General List of the District Court at Sydney and, in some circumstances, in the Land and Environment Court.
Matters in approved lists are automatically activated for Online Court, except in exceptional circumstances. Instead of attending case management hearings in person, solicitors are required to communicate and agree on orders before a proposed timetable is entered into the Online Court system ahead of each listing. All parties are required to participate – ideally one party is to propose a timetable agreed upon by the parties and supported by reasons, with the other parties to agree. There is an option to counter proposed orders in the event that the parties cannot agree.