Litigation Help Guides to Motion Court Forms are designed to help newcomers to the Ontario civil justice system. Occasionally, litigants may need to ask the court for an order before the trial occurs. This is done by “bringing a motion”. This procedure involves many steps and paperwork. This Guide explains how to complete a Confirmation Form that are used in motions in civil motions at the Ontario Superior Court Canada. This Guide is intended to guide newcomers to court procedure, including law students, new lawyers and self-represented litigants.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction: What is a Motion? 4
(2) The Story of the Dispute 5
(3) What is the Confirmation step? 7
(4) Sample Confirmation form 8
(5) Helpful Links 9
(6) Feedback 10
Heather Hui-Litwin is the Founder of Litigation Help, Public Legal Education. Before she went to law school, she was involved in a personal civil lawsuit. She brings a combined perspective from being both a self-represented litigant and a lawyer to her delivery of public legal education programs.
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.