PD - 63: Trial Management Conferences, Trial Briefs and Trial Certificates - Transitional Guidance

  • August 03, 2023

Effective Date: 2023/08/03

Number: PD - 63


The purpose of this Practice Direction is to provide transitional guidance to parties about filing and serving trial briefs, adjourning trial management conferences (TMCs) and filing trial certificates for trials scheduled after changes to the Supreme Court Civil Rules and the Supreme Court Family Rules take effect on September 1, 2023 pursuant to OIC No. 425-2023.

This Practice Direction sets out the procedure that parties are to follow where all parties wish to adjourn a TMC scheduled on or after September 1, 2023 that is no longer mandatory. It establishes modified timelines for filing and serving trial briefs in family law cases scheduled to start between October 10 – 27, 2023, provides guidance regarding when a party may rely on a trial brief filed and served before September 1, 2023 for a trial scheduled after that date, and allows for amendments to the trial certificate forms.

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