Pleadings in an Action
This paper provides an overview of pleadings in a civil action. It includes a discussion of the technical requirements and contents of pleadings. It also provides a basic overview of common and complex pleadings. As well, commonly encountered issues with pleadings, such as amendments, joinder, and severance, are also discussed.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation seminar in Calgary on September 12, 2017 and in Edmonton on September …
Originating Applications and Judicial Review
This paper provides an overview of the basic procedure and process for making an originating application. It discusses what an originating application is, why it is used, where and when it is filed and served, and how it proceeds in court. The second part of the paper reviews the procedure and specific requirements for judicial review, including why it is used and who it involves.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation seminar in …
This paper discusses interlocutory applications, which are brought between the commencement and final resolution of a civil claim. It reviews the basic steps involved in interlocutory applications, including: notice of application, affidavit evidence, questioning on an affidavit, briefs, and orders. Common types of interlocutory applications, such as summary judgment, applications to strike, substitutional service, and dismissal for long delay, are highlighted. The paper also includes various …
Discovery of Documents and Witnesses
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the discovery of documents and questioning processes in civil litigation to aid legal support staff in the management of civil files. It includes detailed references to the
Rules of Court and case law, as well as practical tips. Some of the topics discussed include: deadlines for affidavits of records, privilege, obtaining records from others, and transcripts and undertakings.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal …
Costs and Tips for Case Management
This paper addresses two topics: costs and case management. The first part of the paper provides an overview of costs in civil litigation, including a review of the terminology related to costs, factors considered by the court in awarding costs, and assessment of costs. The second part of the paper provides an overview of case management, including the steps to have a case management judge appointed and removing cases from case management. A sample Bill of Costs and Request Form for Case …
Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation (Seminar on Demand)
Familiarize yourself with the role of legal support staff in managing civil litigation matters. Engage in an overview of civil litigation actions, including:
• costs, and
• trial preparation.
Analyze relevant sections of the Rules of Court, and learn how they affect litigation matters.
Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Running Date: September 2017
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