Binding JDR – Notice to the Family Law Bar and Family Litigants – Northwest

Effective August 1, 2023

A Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution (Binding JDR) pilot project was introduced in the Northwest Region of the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) on May 14, 2021. This pilot allows parties in a family law case, on consent, to choose to participate in Binding JDR to arrive at a final resolution of their case without the need for a trial.

For information about the Binding JDR Pilot, how to request and schedule a hearing, how to file evidence for the hearing, what to expect at a Binding JDR hearing, and for links to all the Binding JDR forms, please refer to the Practice Advisory Concerning the Superior Court of Justice’s Binding Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) Pilot Project

Contact Information and addresses to file forms

Trial Coordinators:

SCJ Locations Trial Coordinator Generic E-mail Address
Thunder Bay
Fort Frances

Request and Consent Form

Filing forms with the court:

Help from Legal Aid Ontario: 1-800-668-8258.

Lawyers across Ontario who provide unbundled legal services:

Acting Regional Senior Justice Tracey Nieckarz
May 10, 2021 – Amended August 1, 2023