While technology adoption was already on a rise even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the pandemic has accelerated the process.
This is particularly true for the legal space as courts were limiting in-person proceedings during the pandemic and following a reduced operational schedule.
Technology has made it easier for legal professionals to issue, file, and maintain writs electronically during these uncertain times.
The online WritFiling application allows you to electronically process and maintain writs of seizure and sale enforcing an Order awarded by the Superior Court of Justice – Civil or Small Claims Court, whether paper or electronically filed, across all jurisdictions in Ontario.
Why Use Online WritFiling Solutions?
One of the biggest advantages is being able to securely issue, file, and maintain writs of seizure and sale across Ontario. Two-factor authentication is utilized to ensure that the transactions are securely submitted to the Writ System.
This means that you are not only getting work done faster but also more cost efficiently as you are able to avoid long travel delays as well as the courier costs associated with traditional filing at Court Offices & Enforcement Offices.
Additionally, with an online solution, you can benefit from extended filing and maintenance hours. WritFiling is available Monday to Thursday from 6 AM to 11 PM EST and Friday from 6 AM to 9 PM EST.
Also, there is no time lag in submission. WritFiling transactions are immediately submitted to the Writs System and not impacted by any processing or transmission delays.
What Services are Currently Available?
WritFiling is the only online application in Ontario that allows you to electronically file and maintain Civil and Small Claims Court (SCC) writs of seizure and sale to the Ontario Writs System. It is also bilingual and AODA compliant.
The following services can currently be availed:
I. Writ filing services:
- Issue and File.
- File (writ issued in paper).
II. Writ maintenance services:
- Withdraw (Full & Partial);
- Change Representative; and
- Update Amount Owing.
III. Administrative services:
- Common creditor management;
- User account management;
- Transaction management;
What are the Additional Services Being Rolled Out?
Additional services being rolled out will be available next month, in December. These include:
- Remediation of a writ, within 2 days of filing
- Revise – Assignment of Judgment.
- Revise – Change of Address.
- Revise – Court Order.
With WritFiling, you can renew, revise, refile, and withdraw writs of seizure and sale all in one online platform. To learn how you can do all this, visit the WritFiling Help Centre.
Also, you can get the latest news and updates directly to your email. Subscribe to WritFiling updates today.
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