Central East Region Long Motions Pilot – Tips for Filing Materials in Family Cases

If you have scheduled a long motion (1 hour or more) in any of the following Superior Court of Justice locations, you will need to file your materials in paper and on a USB stick: Barrie, Bracebridge, Cobourg, Lindsay, Newmarket, Oshawa or Peterborough.

The pilot includes criminal, family and civil long motions, but excludes child protection cases, criminal third party records applications, and criminal long motions heard during trial (only stand-alone criminal long motions are included, such as Charter and other pre-trial applications).

Tip #1 – Save each document for your long motion in PDF format and in Microsoft Word format.

Tip #2 – Label each document clearly when saving it on the USB stick. This will help court staff and the judge. See the Practice Advisory for a full list of documents at: http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/practice/practice-directions/central-east/.

ApplicantsIf your case is titled White v. White, and the court file number is FC-17-12345678-0000, save your documents with the following names:

  1. Motion record is saved as “MAP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  2. Proof of service (e.g. affidavit of service) is saved as “ AFSAP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  3. Affidavits (other than proof of service) is saved as “AFAP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  4. Book of authorities (e.g. case law) is saved as “ BAAP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  5. Factum is saved as “FAP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  6. Prior court orders and judge’s endorsements in the case related to the motion are saved as “COE White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”

RespondentsIf your case is titled White v. White, and the court file number is FC-17-12345678-0000, name your documents as follows:

  1. Motion record is saved as “MRP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  2. Proof of service (e.g. affidavit of service) is saved as “ AFSRP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  3. Affidavits (other than affidavit of service) is saved as “AFRP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  4. Book of authorities (e.g. case law) is saved as “ BARP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  5. Factum is saved as “FRP White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”
  6. Prior court orders and judge’s endorsements in the case related to the motion are saved as “COE White v. White FC-17-12345678-0000”

Tip#3 – Hand your USB stick in at the court office when filing your paper documents. Staff will upload your documents and give your USB stick back to you.