Civil procedure refers to the set of rules and procedures that govern the conduct of civil litigation in Canada.
At Marler Law Firm, we understand that civil litigation can be a complex and intimidating process for our clients, which is why we strive to provide effective legal representation throughout all stages of the litigation process.
The Canadian legal system has adopted a common law approach to civil procedure, which involves the application of established legal principles and precedents to individual cases. The process typically begins with the filing of a statement of claim, which outlines the nature of the dispute and the relief sought by the plaintiff.
The defendant is then required to respond to the claim by filing a statement of defense, which sets out the defendant's position on the issues in dispute. The parties may also exchange additional pleadings, such as a reply or a counterclaim, depending on the nature of the case.
Discovery is a critical part of the civil litigation process, which involves the exchange of relevant documents and the examination of witnesses under oath. This process allows the parties to obtain a better understanding of the facts and issues in dispute, which can inform the development of their case strategy.
Pre-trial conferences are often held to help streamline the litigation process and encourage settlement negotiations. If a settlement cannot be reached, the matter will proceed to trial, where the parties will present their evidence and arguments to a judge or jury.
Throughout the civil litigation process, our lawyers work closely with clients to provide guidance and support. We are committed to advocating for our clients' interests while also promoting efficiency and timeliness in the administration of justice.
At Marler Law Firm, we have extensive experience in a range of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, employment law, and more. We understand the importance of effective communication and work closely with our clients to ensure they are informed and involved at every stage of the process. Whether through negotiation, mediation, or trial, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
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