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Local Practice Information

For First Available Case Conference and Motion Dates, please see our Trial Lists page

Guide to Gowning in Ottawa 

  • Infographic EN / FR
  • Text-Only Version EN / FR
Email Addresses for Filing/Issuing in Ottawa Superior Court Family and CYFSA Matters (Updated August 2020)

Arbitrators and Domestic Violence Screeners List (Updated August 2020)

Request for Earlier Case Conference (January 2020)

CAS of Ottawa - Access to Information & Disclosure Email Addresses (December 2019)

Notice to the Profession: Communications with the Judiciary (EN/FR) (November 2019)

Child Protection Scheduling Protocol: First Nation, Inuit & Métis (FNIM) Cases  (May 2019)

Procedure for Amending Family Law Orders  (Spring 2019)

Sample Amended Family Law Order

Integrated Family and Criminal Court (IFCC) Protocol  (August 2017)

Correction of Court Order Practice  (June 2017)

CFSA Procedural Guide (EN  / FR ) (September 2016)

Notice to the Profession: re Compendiums - Family Law and Child Protection Motions (EN  / FR ) (May 2016)

Notice to the Profession Regarding FDCD  (January 2016)

Notice to the Profession: High Conflict Pilot Project in Ottawa  (July 2014)

Notice to the Profession  (December 2015)

Notice to the Profession  (July 2015, with forms) (re: Endorsement forms)

Notice to the Profession: Long Motions, Costs  (June 2014)

Notice to the Profession (February 2014) (re: Procedural motions cut-off time)

Notice to the Profession  (December 2013) (re: Late filing)

Procedural Guide to the Family Bar  (January 2013)

Financial Disclosure Prior to a Case Conference in Support Cases

Coordinated Case Management Program

Coordinated Case Management Program Consent Form: EN  / FR

Coordinated Case Management Program Information Sheet: EN  / FR

Roadmap to the Coordinated Case Management Program


Province-Wide Practice Information

Letter regarding Dangerous Exhibits and Courthouse Security (March 2020)

Legal Aid Ontario - Family Duty Counsel Service Guide - Staff / Client (November 2019)

Information on Bill C-78 – Proposed Amendments to Federal Family Law Statutes  (May 2018)

Text of Amendments - Family Law Rules (2018)

New Motion and Conferences Timelines Cheat Sheet (2018)

Family List of Frequently Relied On Cases

Notice to the Profession Regarding Changes to the Family Law Rules in Force June 10, 2015  (CDLPA, June 11, 2015)

Most Common Errors When Drafting a Court Order in Accordance with an Endorsement (EN  / FR )

Amendments to the Family Law Rules in force September 1, 2011

Children's Law Reform Act & Family Law Rules - Changes as of March 1, 2010

Emergency Motions (without notice) under Rule 14(12) - A Guide (EN  / FR )

Mandatory Information Program - Flowchart

Mandatory Information Program - Notice to the Public


Forms & Templates

Confidential Application for Integrated Family and Criminal Court (IFCC) (EN FR ) (August 2017)

CFSA Assignment Court Brief (EN FR ) (September 2019)

Approved Form by the Regional Senior Judge for Lawyer Settlement Conferences in Family Law  (May 2015)

Trial Endorsement Form  (May 2015)

Police Enforcement Clauses (EN  / FR  / (March 2013)

Suggested Wording for Orders or Agreements for Supervised Access - Visits and Exchanges  (EN  / FR )

Standard Terms for Family Court Orders (EN FR ) (March 2017)

Case Conference Order  (EN  / FR )

Case Conference Template (EN  / FR )

Request for a Combined Conference Under Rule 17(7)

Assignment Court Joint Confirmation

CPIC Restraining Order Information Form

Ontario Court Services - Family Law Rules Forms


Family Law Bench & Bar Committee Documents

Contact for Ottawa Family Bench & Bar Committee: Jennifer Jolly

Family Bench and Bar Update (Winter 2020)

Family Bench and Bar Report (Fall 2019)

Family Bench and Bar Communiqué  (Spring 2019)

Family Bench and Bar Communiqué  (Winter 2018)

Family Bench and Bar Communiqué  (Fall 2017)

Family Bench & Bar Report  (January and February 2017)


Working Group Reports

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

Report of the Family Justice Working Group on Access to Justice

Ottawa Family Case Manager Pilot Project Evaluation - Year 1

Ottawa Family Case Manager Pilot Project Evaluation - Year 2