Rules and Forms

Superior Court of Justice rules and forms govern Superior Court proceedings across Ontario. Each of the following areas of the Court have their own specific rules and forms.

Civil

Civil proceedings in the Superior Court are governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure unless otherwise stated.


The Rules of Civil Procedure require the use of a set of prescribed forms for civil proceedings.

Criminal

Criminal proceedings in the Superior Court are governed by the Criminal Proceeding Rules.


The Criminal Proceeding Rules require the use of a set of prescribed forms for criminal proceedings.

Divisional Court

Civil proceedings in the Superior Court are governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure unless otherwise stated.


Certain appeals in family proceedings to the Divisional Court are governed by the Family Law Rules.


The Rules of Civil Procedure require the use of a set of prescribed forms for civil proceedings.

Family

Family proceedings in the Superior Court are governed by the Family Law Rules unless otherwise stated.


The Family Law Rules require the use of a set of prescribed forms for family proceedings.


Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form

The new trial scheduling endorsement form will be required before a trial date is provided in a family case. Litigants will be asked to complete Parts 1 and 2 of the form for or immediately after the settlement conference. Part 3 of the form will be completed by the judge after the issues have been reviewed with the parties.


Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form – Child Protection

The new child protection scheduling endorsement form is available for a child protection case.


The Ministry of Community and Social Services provides additional family law forms that are required in certain circumstances according to government policies and legislation.

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court proceedings in the Superior Court are governed by the Rules of the Small Claims Court unless otherwise stated.


The Rules of the Small Claims Court require the use of a set of prescribed forms for small claims court proceedings.


Publication Ban Forms

This form is prescribed under section (F) of Part V of the Court’s Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction.


This form is prescribed under section (F) of Part V of the Court’s Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction.