In Canada, the procedures for litigation vary from province to province and between civil and common law. This guide sets out how the court procedures work in each jurisdiction.

Procedural issues addressed for each jurisdiction are:

  1. Delay to file an appearance
  2. Delay to file a statement of defence
  3. Delay to set the case ready for trial
  4. Time to obtain trial dates once the certificate of readiness is issued
  5. Rules of discovery | delay to examine before plea | Delay to examine after plea
  6. Affidavit of documents: which documents? Under which circumstances?
  7. Court settlement conference: a mandatory process or not?
  8. Mediation
  9. Simplified procedures (fast track and Small Claims Court) and monetary limits

No Legal Advice

The Publications are submitted to this site for the sole purpose of sharing information on certain topics by and amongst RMC/AGR, its members and their clients. The Publications are not intended to be, and should not be, relied upon in any way as legal advice. Neither RMC/AGR nor any of its members, have a solicitor-client relationship with any person as a consequence of their use of this website, including any access to the Publications.