This Guide explains how to put together a “motion record” for a civil motion at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It includes information on the front cover and back sheet as well. Completed examples are also provided.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction: What is a Motion? 4
(2) The Story of the Dispute 5
(3) Guide to Motion Record (Format) 6
(4) Sample Front Cover in a Motion Record 8
(5) Sample Index page. 12
(6) Sample Backsheet 14
(7) Additional Resources 14
(8) Feedback 15
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.