Civil Litigation, 3rd Edition

Civil Litigation, 3rd Edition
Emond Publishing
Page Count:
Out of Print
Publication Date:
March 2014
Civil Litigation and Procedure; ILCO Required; Law Clerk; Paralegal

Part of our Working With the Law series, the third edition of this text/workbook by Laurence M. Olivo and Mary Ann Kelly gives law clerk students a thorough foundation in and a working knowledge of civil court procedures.

Subjects covered include the commencement of proceedings to trial and appeals, specialized procedures such as simplified procedure, practice directions, mandatory mediation, and the Commercial List, with detailed explanations and up-to-date samples of litigation forms. The latest versions of practice directions that apply across Ontario and regionally are discussed as they affect, for example, motions procedure, the Commercial List, and case management, among other topics.

In its revised chapters, the major procedural changes in 2010 up to the present are discussed in terms of how they work and how they affect the civil process. The new edition features:

  • Expanded and updated information on motions (with a sample complete motion record)
  • Discovery and e-discovery (including a sample discovery plan and the Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee's Checklist for Preparing a Discovery Plan, as well as a discussion of the Sedona Principles)
  • Specialized procedures, including newly added material on the rule for simplified procedure and updated precedents, as well as the latest revisions to forms
  • Thorough explanation of case management in its current form in Toronto, Ottawa, and the County of Essex (Windsor)
  • Practice directions, discussed with regard to their use in proceedings.
  • Practical overview of civil court procedures
  • A sample case study runs throughout the book so students can follow it to see how civil litigation procedure works
  • Revised chapter on discovery addresses changes in practice and procedure due to the rapidly expanding use of e-discovery; it includes a sample discovery plan so students can see how the form is to be completed, a summary of the Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery, and an e-discovery checklist
  • Updated precedents, plus new and revised forms
  • Chapter summaries allow for a quick review of the material
  • End-of-chapter questions serve as a useful study aid
  • A sample complete motion record is included in the chapter on motions
  • Design update provides an enhanced reading and studying experience
  • Comprehensive glossary of key terms
  • Index

Part I: An Overview of the Civil Litigation Process

  • Chapter 1: Overview of a Civil Lawsuit

Part II: From Commencement of Proceedings to Close of Pleadings

  • Chapter 2: Procedure Before Commencement of Proceedings
  • Chapter 3: Client Management and Interviewing
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Courts of Justice Act
  • Chapter 5: Identification of Parties, Joinder of Claims and Parties
  • Chapter 6: Commencing Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Drafting Pleadings
  • Chapter 8: Service of Court Documents
  • Chapter 9: Motions
  • Chapter 10: Default Judgment
  • Chapter 11: Summary Judgment: Rule 20
  • Chapter 12: Counterclaims, Crossclaims, and Third-Party Claims
  • Chapter 13: Amending Pleadings

Part III: From Discovery to Trial

  • Chapter 14: Discovery
  • Chapter 15: Pretrial Procedures
  • Chapter 16: Trial Preparation and Trial
  • Chapter 17: Judgments
  • Chapter 18: Costs
  • Chapter 19: Statement of Accounts
  • Chapter 20: Appeals
  • Chapter 21: Case Management
  • Chapter 22: Mandatory Mediation
  • Chapter 23: Simplified Procedure: Rule 76
  • Chapter 24: The Commercial List



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