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Research Materials

Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario, January 1999 - October 2019

Compendium of Costs Awarded in Actions in Toronto, Central East Region, Central South Region, East Region, and Northeast Region, July 1 2005 - March 31, 2015


Local Practice Information

For First Available Motion and Application dates, please visit our Trial Lists page.

Guide to Gowning in Ottawa  

  • Infographic EN / FR
  • Text-Only Version EN / FR

Observation of Pre-Trial Conferences by Law Students from University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (EN/FR) (August 2019)

Student Undertaking Regarding Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure / Process Observation Report (August 2019)

Notice to the Profession: Motions or Applications in Writing (Basket Matters) (EN / FR) (Jan 2019)

Notice to the Profession: Trial Management Conferences in Small Claims Court (September 2018)

Information to the Profession: Factums and Books of Authority (January 2018)

Letter to the Bar: Civil Motions (EN / FR) (May 2016)

Notice to the Profession: Express Motions (EN / FR) (Nov 2015)

Solicitor & Client Assessments (EN / FR) (Oct 2015)

Solicitor & Client Assessments - Q&As (EN / FR) (Oct 2015)

Civil Litigation and Case Management in Ottawa: Fine Tuning the System (PPT, May 2015)

Case Management in Ottawa (May 2015)

Mandatory Mediation in Ottawa (May 2015)

Civil Pre-Trials and Trial Dates in Ottawa (May 2015)

New Timelines Under the Rules of Civil Procedure (May 2015)

Rules of Civil Procedure Timelines (EN/FR) (April 20, 2015)

Civil Motions (short): Procedure Changes / Flowchart (effective Oct 6, 2014)

Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure (effective Jan 2015)

Ottawa Protocol for Delivery of Motion Materials in Electronic Form

Procedure for Booking Long Motions in Ottawa (April 2013)

Roster of Mediators - Ottawa

Dispute Resolution in the Office of the Master

References to the Master: A Short Guide


Province-Wide Practice Information

Letter regarding Dangerous Exhibits and Courthouse Security (March 2020)


Bankruptcy Matters in Ottawa

Memo - November 12, 2019 re: Finalized Bankruptcy Documents 

Related Documents:

Form: Disposition of Bankrupt's Application for Discharge (2019) 

Notice: In-writing application for discharge of bankrupt - Information as to surplus income and after-acquired assets (2019)

Guideline for Filing Documents with the Ottawa Bankruptcy Court Office (2019)

Note de service - le 12 novembre 2019 objet : Versions finales des documents de faillite

Documents connexes : 

Formule : Décision sur la demande de libération du failli (2019)

Avis : Demande écrite pour la libération du failli – renseignements sur le revenu excédentaire et les actifs acquis après la faillite (2019)

Ligne directrice pour le dépôt de documents auprès du greffe des faillites à Ottawa (2019)



Notice of Appointment for Assessment (EN/FR) (2015)

Case Conference Form (2015)

Timetable in Writing Form (2015)

Pre-trial Certification and Request Form (2015)

Long Motion Pre-Confirmation Form (Ottawa)

Long Motion Form (Ottawa)

Pre-trial Memorandum

Requisition for Applications and Motions

Ontario Court Services - Rules of Civil Procedure Forms

Civil Bench & Bar Committee Documents

Civil Bench & Bar Committee Contacts: Jill Alexander & Steve Gaon

Civil Bench & Bar Communiqué (Winter 2019)

Civil Bench & Bar Communiqué (Fall 2018)

Civil Bench & Bar Communiqué (October 2017)

Civil Bench & Bar Communiqué (July 2017)

Working Group Reports

Draft discussion paper on technology-related terms in retainer agreements (2019)