This section contains information for people who are involved in a case before the Superior Court of Justice (i.e. parties, litigants, defendants/accused), such as information about how to find a lawyer or legal information, and information about court proceedings at the Superior Court of Justice.
Your Court Case
These links take you to other pages on our website that provide important information about the different types of court cases in the Superior Court of Justice. Each page directs you to related legislation, court rules, court forms, self-help resources, and other relevant information.
Court Practice and Procedure
In addition to the particular statute(s) that apply to a proceeding, the conduct of Superior Court of Justice court proceedings is governed by Rules of Procedure and by the Court’s practice directions, policies, and procedures. To find out what Rules, practice directions, policies, and procedures apply to your proceeding, please see the Practice and Procedure page.
For definitions of legal terms, please see the Glossary of Terms on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website.
Because the Court must remain impartial regarding any case that may come before it, the Superior Court of Justice cannot provide legal advice; however, we are happy to direct you to resources available on other websites. Please see the Legal Assistance page if you are looking for legal advice or further information on legal issues or the court system.
Court Etiquette and Procedures
It is important to understand some basic court etiquette and court procedures when you go to court. Please familiarize yourself with the information on the Court Etiquette and Procedures page prior to arriving at court.
To find the courthouse nearest you, please see Court Locations.
French Language Services
The Superior Court of Justice hears proceedings in French and English, in accordance with applicable legislation. Please refer to the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website to learn more about French language services in the justice sector.
The Superior Court of Justice is committed to ensuring that its courthouses are accessible to persons with disabilities. To find out what accessibility services and features are available at a particular courthouse, or to request an accommodation for a disability, please see the Accessibility page.