This Guide explains how to fill out an Affidavit. It is applicable to civil motions that are filed at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada. Note that this Guide does not apply to family law or small claims court matters. This Guide includes a completed example of an Affidavit.This Guide is intended to guide newcomers to court procedure, including law students, new lawyers and self-represented litigants. Check out the Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction: What is a Motion? 4
(2) The Story of the Dispute 5
(3) What is an “Affidavit” 6
(4) What is an “Exhibit”? 7
(5) An affidavit must be “commissioned” 7
(6) Litigation Help Videos 9
(7) Sample Affidavit 11
(8) Sample Exhibit 12
(8) Other Resources 13
(9) Feedback 14
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Heather Douglas is an experienced civil litigator. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and various tribunals in Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. She is an active member of the Ontario Bar Association and a proud volunteer of the 519 Legal Clinic and the Pro Bono Ontario Hotline. Heather also acts as an Advisor to other lawyers as part of the Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) through the Law Society of Ontario.