PRACTICE TIPS FOR COURTHOUSES THROUGHOUT ONTARIO

Gene C. Colman Introduction: The following articles are 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 far from it! Different court offices have their own particular idiosyncrasies and quirks. Kudos to authors, Jessica Grys, Jonathan Robinson, and Faria Marlatt as well as the Ontario Family Law Reporter for publishing these articles. With OFLR’s kind permission, we are making the articles available here at the Colman web site.

From Volume 31 Release 3 of the LexisNexis publication Ontario Family Law Reporter, © LexisNexis Canada Inc. - Practice Tips for Courthouses around the Greater Toronto Area by Jessica Grys

From Volume 31 Release 4 of the LexisNexis publication Ontario Family Law Reporter, © LexisNexis Canada Inc. - Practice Tips for Courthouses in Eastern Ontario by Jonathan Robinson

From Volume 31 Release 5 of the LexisNexis publication Ontario Family Law Reporter, © LexisNexis Canada Inc. - Practice Tips for Courthouses in Northern Ontario by Faria Marlatt

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.