On May 14, 2010, a new practice direction was issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the Central West, Central South, North West, South West, and Toronto Regions.
A list of Often Cited Family Cases for family matters containing cases frequently relied on is now supplied to the judges. Parties in family law proceedings in the Superior Court in the addressed regions need no longer include authorities on the list in the book of authorities.
However, specific extracts from those authorities which counsel intend to refer to the court must be included in the factum or book of authorities.
Let’s hope a few trees may be saved under this practice direction. To view the up-to-date list, visit the Superior Court of Justice website at www.ontariocourts.on.ca/scj/en.
Note: Please keep in mind that this article is provided for information and educational purposes. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as such. The law may have changed since the publication of the article.
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