Publications sur les meilleures pratiques

 

Nous vous encourageons à utiliser nos publications sur les meilleures pratiques comme directives pour bâtir une meilleure pratique et promouvoir l’excellence en plaidoirie.


Pratiques exemplaires pour les audiences tenues à distance


Pratiques exemplaires pour les audiences tenues à distance
Aperçu des pratiques exemplaires pour les audiences tenues à distance
Liste de contrôle : Préparation de votre système pour une audience à distance
Liste de contrôle : Préparation de l’avocat avant la rencontre avec le décideur
Liste de contrôle : Questions à examiner avec le juge avant l’audience

 

Guide pour les avocats qui travaillent avec des parties autochtones


La Société des plaideurs, en partenariat avec l’Association du Barreau Autochtone et le Barreau de l’Ontario, a préparé le Guide pour les avocats qui travaillent avec des parties autochtones. Ce guide se veut une ressource utile pour les avocats afin de les aider à en apprendre davantage sur les éléments historiques et culturels importants qui mettent en contexte les relations professionnelles entre les autochtones, leurs avocats et les autres participants du système de justice. Ce guide offre également des outils pratiques pour aider les avocats à représenter aussi efficacement que possible des clients autochtones. De façon modeste, nous espérons que ce guide contribuera à la conversation nationale sur la réconciliation et l’accès à la justice.

The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

Guide pour les avocats qui travaillent avec des parties autochtones


 

Meilleures pratiques pour les procès civils (ce guide n’est actuellement pas offert en français)


Best Practices for Civil Trials


Principes de déontologie et de courtoisie et meilleures pratiques


Principes de déontologie pour les avocats / Principes de courtoisie entre avocats

En 2000, la Société des plaideurs a été l’hôte d’un symposium dont le but était d’attirer l’attention sur les questions de civilité au sein de la profession juridique, un symposium qui a mené à la publication d’un livret intitulé Principes de courtoisie entre avocats. En 2009, la Société des plaideurs a alors été l’hôte d’un symposium sur le professionnalisme et les principes élaborés durant cette conférence ont été distillés en une série de directives très utiles. Le résultat de cet exercice a mené à la préparation d’un second livret intitulé Principes de déontologie pour les avocats qui a été publié avec une version actualisée des Principes de courtoisie entre avocats, et ce, en anglais et en français. Ces principes ont été adoptés par les tribunaux et mis en application à de nombreuses occasions, notamment par la Cour d’appel de l’Ontario dans Groia c. Barreau du Haut-Canada, 2016 ONCA 471.

Version en anglais

Version en français


Communications avec les experts (ces publications ne sont actuellement pas offertes en français)


Position Paper on Communications with Testifying Experts
Principles Governing Communications with Testifying Experts


Manuel sur les procès sans papier (ce manuel n’est actuellement pas offert en français)

 

Paperless Trials Manual



Formation sur la courtoisie :


Media Release
Terms of Reference
The Catzman Award for Professionalism & Civility

Pour organiser une séance de formation sur la courtoisie pour votre cabinet, veuillez communiquer avec Vicki White, chef de la direction au vicki@advocates.ca.


Guide de mentorat de la Société des plaideurs (ce guide n’est actuellement pas offert en français)


The Advocates' Society Guide to Mentoring
CPD & Mentoring Across Canada

Other Resources

 

Online Filing Service: Ontario Civil Claims


Civil claims online filing is available across Ontario as of November 27, 2017, following a successful pilot of the service earlier this year for actions in the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, London, Newmarket, Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto.

This new online service builds on the success of the small claims court online filing service.  With the civil claims service, litigants or their counsel can start a civil action online in the Superior Court of Justice — 24/7 — without visiting a courthouse.

With this service, users can submit the following documents for filing with the Superior Court of Justice online:

  • Statement of Claim
  • Notice of Action
  • Affidavit of Litigation Guardian of a Plaintiff under a Disability
  • Request for Bilingual Proceedings
  • Consent to File Documents in French
The service also allows:
  • online payment of court fees by credit card or Interac
  • delivery of a court-issued Statement of Claim or Notice of Action by email
  • draft submissions to be saved and submitted at a later time
  • online transactions to be tracked (online access to a history of a user’s submissions, draft submissions and online fee payments)
Staff of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s office will present free online demonstrations and Q&A sessions for this new service. Please see below for dates, times, and access details for these free demonstrations. Advance registration is not necessary. Mark your calendars.

Read the letter from the Ministry of the Attorney General here.

Learn how to create a Justice Services Online account here.

See the promotional poster here.


Guidelines for Law Office Searches

 

In September of 2011, Convocation approved the Guidelines for Law Office Searches to assist lawyers in protecting their clients' solicitor-client privileged information.   If you are or suspect that you may be the subject of a law office search, whether you or a client is the target of the investigation, you are encouraged to contact the Law Society as soon as possible.
 
Call the Law Society at 416-947-3300 and ask to speak to Senior Counsel to the Director of Professional Regulation for assistance when faced with a law office search.
 
Law Society of Upper Canada's Guidelines.
 
Following is a summary of the Guidelines as approved by Convocation:

When the Police Arrive at a Law Office

Inspect the search warrant
  • Ensure that the law office is identified as the place to be searched,
  • Ensure that the date the Police have attended at the law office is the date authorized,
  • Ensure that the documents sought are identified,
  • Ensure that the offence under investigation is identified,
  • Ensure that the requisite judicial officer has signed and dated it,
  • If there are deficiencies on the face of the warrant, point them out to the Police and assert that the Police should obtain a proper warrant, and
Do not obstruct the Police, even if you believe the search warrant or its manner of execution to be invalid.

Assert Privilege over all documents to be seized under the search warrant.

Is a Referee required?
Where the Lawyer may be a target of the investigation, if the Lawyer is in a conflict of interest and where there is no Lawyer present, this should be raised with the Police and either the Police or the Lawyer should make an application to the Court for the appointment of a Referee.

Is an Independent Forensic Computer Examiner required?
If the documents sought are on a computer or other electronic device/media, the assistance of a Court appointed Independent Forensic Computer Examiner may be required.

Do I need a Lawyer?
You are the only one who can answer that question. However, you can contact a Lawyer and you may find it helpful to speak with a Lawyer.

Lawyers should contact the Law Society at 416-947-3300 and ask to speak to Senior Counsel to the Director of Professional Regulation for assistance when faced with a law office search.

Next steps to be taken by the Referee or the non-conflicted Lawyer
  • Keep notes of participants, contacts, happenings and timing,
  • Identify and assert privilege with respect to all documents,
  • Offer to, or if requested by the Police, locate the documents and, where practicable, make and keep copies of them,
  • Comply with the terms of the search warrant and give only what is demanded by the warrant,
  • Retain copies of all documents, to the extent that it is possible, time permitting,
  • Offer to, or if requested by the Police, seal the documents in packages marked for identification and initialed by you and the Police; taking care to ensure that the Police do not see the documents or any client names,
  • Ensure that the sealed packages are delivered to the custody of the Court or an independent third party as designated by the Court in accordance with the Court order, and
  • Make reasonable efforts to contact the Clients whose documents are subject to seizure to advise what is happening and advise that they may wish to obtain independent legal advice.
The Search Warrant has been executed - Next Steps
If necessary initiate or respond to applications before the Court that may include applications for,
  • An order to unseal and access the sealed packages,
  • The appointment of a Referee or an Independent Forensic Computer Examiner,
  • The determination of objections to the search warrant or its manner of execution,
  • The determination of issues of solicitor-client privilege,
  • Further searches such as a comprehensive electronic search of an electronic device/media or a forensic image, and
  • Direction with respect to the notification of the Clients of the search for and seizure of solicitor-client privileged documents.
This summary has been drafted for ease of reference. It should be read in conjunction with the Guidelines for Law Office Searches.

Read the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Guidelines


Directives de pratique

 

Obtenez des informations détaillées sur la façon dont les procéduresinstances judiciaires se déroulent dans la plupart des juridictionsprovinces et territoires du Canada.

Canada
Notices to the Profession from the Supreme Court of Canada
Practice Directions from the Federal Court of Appeal

Colombie-Britannique
Practice Directions and Notices to the Profession from the Provincial Court of British Columbia

Alberta
Rules, Practice Directions and Notices from the Court of Appeal of Alberta
Practice Notes from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Forms and Notices from the Provincial Court of Alberta

Saskatchewan
Rules and Practice Directives from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
Rules and Practice Directives from the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench
Practice Directives and Endorsements from the Saskatchewan Provincial Court

Ontario
Practice Directions and Policies from the Superior Court of Justice

Québec
Notices in Civil Matters from the Court of Appeal of Quebec
Notices in Criminal Matters from the Court of Appeal of Quebec

Nouvelle-Écosse
Information for Legal Professionals from the Courts of Nova Scotia

Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Practice Directions for the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal
Practice Notes from the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

Nunavut
Practice Directives from the Nunavut Court of Justice