This Litigation Help Guide explains how to fill out the Draft Order for civil motions at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It includes explanations and a completed example of an Order. It is intended to guide new lawyers, law students and self-represented litigants.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction: What is a Motion? 4
(2) The Story of the Dispute 5
(3) What is a “draft order”? 7
(4) Sample Draft Order 8
(5) Useful Links 10
(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.