Practice Directions, Presumptive Guidelines, Notices, Rules and Forms

In addition to the particular statute(s) that apply to a proceeding, the conduct of Superior Court of Justice court proceedings is governed by the following:

  • Rules and Forms
    Each type of proceeding (family, civil, criminal, Small Claims Court) has a set of rules that govern how cases are to be conducted (e.g. deadlines and timelines, types of court documents and forms, serving and filing, etc.).
  • Policies and Practice Directions:
    The Superior Court of Justice has established practice directions and policies that govern how proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice are conducted.  Some practice directions apply province-wide, while some are specific to a particular region or location: