Practice Advisory Concerning the Provincial Civil Case Management Pilot – One Judge Model

03/01/2019

The Provincial Civil Case Management Pilot – One Judge Model will take effect on February 1, 2019.

It applies to Superior Court of Justice civil cases that the Regional Senior Judge approves for inclusion in the pilot. The pilot is aimed at cases that would benefit from having one judge case-manage the case and preside at trial.

The practice advisory and application form are available at: http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/practice/civil-case-management-pilot/

Amendments to Superior Court of Justice practice directions

04/12/2018

On December 7, 2018, three Superior Court of Justice Practice Directions will be amended.

The Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction will be amended to provide that:

  • Case Management Masters are to be addressed as “Your Honour”; and
  • paragraphs 47 through 51 apply to all motions to transfer a civil proceeding under Rule 13.1.02 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and will no longer be limited to four regions.

Part II of the Consolidated Divisional Court Practice Direction will be amended to provide new requirements for motions for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court:

  • Paragraph 9 will be deleted. Subsequent paragraphs will be renumbered.
  • Counsel are reminded that all motions for leave to appeal must include, in the motion record, a copy of the signed and entered order from which leave to appeal is sought. In the materials filed with the court, parties should refer to themselves as “the moving party” or the “responding party”. Both the moving party’s and responding party’s motion records must include costs submissions respecting the motion for leave to appeal, unless doing so would disclose an offer to settle. Costs submissions should include the proposed quantum of costs (win or lose) and a costs outline (Form 57B).

The Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region will be amended to eliminate the practice of booking short motions and short applications by telephone.

The Superior Court of Justice is now on Twitter

24/10/2018

The Superior Court of Justice is now on Twitter @SCJOntario_en. At this account, you will find information about court news, practice advisories and directions, judicial appointments, rule changes and other issues affecting the justice system.

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Opening of the Courts – Remarks by Chief Justice Heather Forster Smith

13/09/2018

Remarks of Chief Justice Heather Smith
Superior Court of Justice
Opening of the Courts
Toronto, September 13, 2018

Annual Opening the Court Speech 2018

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