Practice Tips for Courthouses around the Greater Toronto Area

"Originally published in Volume 31 Release 3 of the LexisNexis publication Ontario Family Law Reporter, © LexisNexis Canada Inc."

Gene C. Colman Introduction: The following article is a must read for all lawyers and self reps who need to file or defend both "short" motions and "long motions" in Ontario. You will simply not find anywhere else these essential practice tips that you in practice actually need to prepare for and conduct a motion. One would think that the Family Law Rules and the various published Practice Directions would tell it all. But from it! Different court offices have their own particular idiosyncrasies and quirks. Kudos to author, Jessica Grys and the Ontario Family Law Reporter for publishing this article. With OFLR’s kind permission, we are making the article available here at the Colman web site.

Here is the link to find the various Superior Court of Justice Practice Directions:
http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/practice/practice-directions/
Note that not all of the practice directions apply to family law. Read carefully.