Speakers: Heather Douglas, Heather Hui-Litwin (interviewer)


  1. What are “pleadings? https://youtu.be/6WwGYe2IaGQ
  2. What is a “cause of action”? https://youtu.be/b5yUmvgJOtg
  3. What does “serving a document” mean? https://youtu.be/cc_RNjrW460
  4. What is an “affidavit of service”? https://youtu.be/GW3yKM3uigs
  5. What does “deliver” mean? https://youtu.be/cbnBpkPMc8I
  6. Can you ignore a lawsuit filed against you? https://youtu.be/PVzfAZ81H68
  7. What is the difference between ‘action” and “application”? https://youtu.be/r5tLu980U6M
  8. “Commission” v “notarize”: what’s the difference?https://youtu.be/JheIVDnGaro
  9. How are “days” counted? https://youtu.be/Zz4eifl6CdA
  10. What is the difference between “shall” vs “may” https://youtu.be/Y5z6enkIOAs
  11. What does “irregularity” mean in Rules of Civi Procedure (Ontario)? https://youtu.be/cgiWumfAQPw
  12. Judge vs. master in Ontario courts. What is the difference? https://youtu.be/uSAvWRdn1O4
  13. What does “limitations period” mean?https://youtu.be/KyYVUjR3uEg
  14. What are “damages” in civil litigation? https://youtu.be/NUCZorwkuxU
  15. What does “discovery” mean? https://youtu.be/GrQXJuaOShY
  16. How to prepare for discovery? https://youtu.be/GrQXJuaOShY
  17. What are “undertakings” in discovery? https://youtu.be/clolJyjX0LI
  18. What does “leave” mean? https://youtu.be/cSqOjLlig2c


19.What is a motion? https://youtu.be/ZqVLFe_DAf0

20. What is an affidavit in a motion? https://youtu.be/jceL75dmyyw

21. What is a factum? https://youtu.be/QXcZKLjCZDY

22. Motion for Summary Judgement, The Basics Part 1 https://youtu.be/fAESjFeVIHE

23. Motion for Summary Judgement, Evidence and Possible Outcomes Part 2. https://youtu.be/8oJ1TXFVELU


24. What does “costs” mean? https://youtu.be/TFBcOu7kpLM

25. What do “partial indemnity” and “substantial indemnity” mean in costs? https://youtu.be/ZOyjqZINWmA

26. What does the court consider when awarding costs? https://youtu.be/lTpdQ3zmwGY

27. How to fill out forms for costs Part. 1 “Bill of Costs”. https://youtu.be/JdLpFNT2vE4

28. How to fill out forms for costs Part 2. “Costs Outlne”. https://youtu.be/a2N0xBmOvhQ

29. “Costs Consequences” and Offers to Settle. Part 1. Rule 49. https://youtu.be/dh5D6Ifl-KM

30. “Costs Consequences” and Offers to Settle Part 2. Confidentiality  https://youtu.be/jo0I9Th_yCQ

31. “Costs Consequences” and Offers to Settle Part 3. Discretion of the Court. https://youtu.be/P3doFk11Hyk

32. “Assessment of Costs” Part 1. How to have a lawyer’s fees reviewed. https://youtu.be/A9iUBU29dts

33. “Assessment of Costs” Part 2. What to Expect this Hearing. https://youtu.be/FgQReR-FCXE

34. “Assessment of Costs” Part 3. Can you dispute an assessment officer’s decision?. https://youtu.be/V8hOVg-GTwQ


35. What is the Difference between an “order”, “endorsement” and “judgement”? https://youtu.be/NnnQHIe_mXM

36. “Contempt of court” Part 1. https://youtu.be/9PcKEbqDN-Y

37. “Contempt of court” Part 2. Examples. https://youtu.be/Wl8vYElYbkk

38. “Contempt of court” Part 3 Can a litigant ask for a contempt order? https://youtu.be/OO3tCHyL6xM

39. What does “interlocutory” mean? https://youtu.be/JhMb7_2mZZ0

40. What does “jurisdiction” mean?https://youtu.be/RRJIG5SQArQ

41. What does inherent jurisdiction mean? https://youtu.be/RRJIG5SQArQ

42. What does “prejudice” mean? Part 1 https://youtu.be/AnUMDMi2mFk

43. What does prejudice mean? Part 2. “orders” https://youtu.be/g_-WwdcpmM8 

44. What does ‘security for costs” mean? https://youtu.be/yyg_rhaySUw (June 21, 2021)

(B) CIVIL LITIGATION CONCEPTS (some videos overlap with Legalese Translator)

Speakers: Dan Rosman, Heather Douglas, Heather Hui-Litwin (interviewer)

1. Major Stages of a Civil Lawsuit in Ontario, Canada https://youtu.be/ymBP4_T-Ecc

2. Rules and more. Civil Litigation Court Procedure in Ontario. https://youtu.be/gTn28Mo0Htg

3. Tips for Self-Represented Litigants-Starting a Claim. https://youtu.be/HU9DPT-hZRw

4. Common Mistakes that Self-Represented Litigants Make https://youtu.be/xOIvEVX9a2E

5. Pretrial Conference What is a “pretrial conference” Part 1https://youtu.be/x8YFC-JaH10

6. Pretrial Conference What Deadlines Apply? Part 2 https://youtu.be/R4bRQrSHkBw

7. Pretrial Conference Who must Attend? Part 3 https://youtu.be/q0FERGoqWv4

8. Pretrial Conference “Pretrial Conference Brief” Part 4 https://youtu.be/wZ0iy9pmOHY

9. Pretrial Conference “Non-Disclosure” Part 5 https://youtu.be/9pNPhwhvSXA

10. Pretrial Conference, What to Expect at a hearing Part 6 https://youtu.be/W1ORaPpQTxs

11. Pretrial Conference. Costs. Part 7. https://youtu.be/u0iiNdn8jAM

12. Motion for Summary Judgement Part 1 https://youtu.be/fAESjFeVIHE

13. Motion for Summary Judgement: Evidence Part 2 https://youtu.be/8oJ1TXFVELU

14. Costs Consequences and Offer to Settle, Rule 49 Part 1 https://youtu.be/dh5D6Ifl-KM

15. Costs Consequences and Offer to Settle, Confidentiality Part 2 https://youtu.be/jo0I9Th_yCQ

16. Costs Consequences and Offer to Settle: Discretion of the Court Part 3 https://youtu.be/P3doFk11Hyk

17. Enforcement. https://youtu.be/Vf42_fsAP1A

18. Jurisdiction https://youtu.be/4JD7a2Qxb4I

19. Inherent Jurisdiction. https://youtu.be/RRJIG5SQArQ

Scheduled Posts

Prejudice (Parts 1 and 2) https://youtu.be/AnUMDMi2mFk, https://youtu.be/g_-WwdcpmM8

Security for Costs https://youtu.be/yyg_rhaySUw

Simplified Procedure  https://youtu.be/GnOuA2HmUvY (June 28, 2021)

(C) HOW-TO TUTORIALS FOR CIVIL LITIGATION (some videos overlap with Legalese Translator)

Speakers: Heather Douglas, Heather Hui-Litwin (Interviewer)

1. How to Prepare a Notice of Motion https://youtu.be/IsYiAIetR2M

2. How to Cerlox bind a document https://youtu.be/KFnoNS-5X28

3. How to Put together a Motion Record https://youtu.be/5je-QznI1Lw

4. How to Prepare an Affidavit https://youtu.be/Fg2OuNUKakk

5. How to Prepare for Discovery https://youtu.be/LHic_rDirgY 

6. How to Fill out Forms for costs-part 1 Bill of Costs. https://youtu.be/JdLpFNT2vE4

7. How to Fill out Forms for costs -Part 2 Costs Outline https://youtu.be/a2N0xBmOvhQ

8. Filing and Sharing Court Documents Online https://youtu.be/DPJEKLXY8C4

(D) CanLII Tutorials

  1. Super Simple Intro to Basic Legal Research on CanLII https://youtu.be/02VpjSryO4I
  2. CanLII: Refining your Legal Research using Keywords https://youtu.be/kG19C7b10YU
  3. CanLII: Narrow your search results using Proximity operators https://youtu.be/7PCsXm7qDqM
  4. CanLII: Using AND, OR, NOT to get relevant results https://youtu.be/SJcSDo08XPc
  5. CanLII: How to Sort and Filter Results https://youtu.be/fQNIgFzGfWQ


Litigation Help is grateful to Toronto lawyers Dan Rosman and Heather Douglas for their generosity in dedicating so much of their time to this project.

Dan Rosman: rosmanlaw.ca

Heather Douglas: heatherdouglaslaw.ca