This page provides information to people who have a civil law case in the Superior Court of Justice, whether they are representing themselves or have a lawyer. 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 provide you with the resources below and direct you to resources available on other websites.
For matters involving small claims (under $35,000), please refer to the Small Claims Court.
Resources for the public
- Instructions for Self-Represented Parties Preparing for Ordinary Procedure Trials
- Instructions for Self-Represented Parties Preparing for Rule 76 Simplified Procedure Trials
- Best Practices Guide for Class Actions In Ontario
- Class Actions – Information for Self-Represented Class Members
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Court Services
- Department of Justice – About Canada’s System of Justice
For additional information, you may also wish to refer to the following sections of our website:
Information for Parties provides information and links to other resources regarding the court system in Ontario, proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice, and information about how to obtain legal advice or legal representation.
Practice and Procedure sets out the policies, protocols, and practice directions that govern how cases proceed in the Superior Court of Justice.
Court Etiquette and Procedures indicates what to expect and how to conduct yourself when going to court.