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Rules and Practice Directives

Rules

The Rules of Court govern the practices and procedures to be followed in matters that are brought before the Court. Compliance with the rules is mandatory and it is the responsibility of lawyers or persons who represent themselves in court proceedings to know and comply with the rules that may apply to their proceeding. Failure to comply can result in unnecessary delay and expense. It could also result in a significant disadvantage or loss in a person's ability to pursue a claim, appeal or defence.

The Rules of Court (published in the Saskatchewan Gazette and on the Queen's Printer website) comprise the following parts:

Practice Directives

From time to time the Court publishes Practice Directives to supplement and provide greater direction on particular processes.

With new Court of Queen's Bench Rules of Court coming into effect on July 1, 2013, all Practice Directives issued prior to that date have been cancelled. In their stead and concurrent with the cancellation of the former Practice Directives, new revised Practice Directives have been issued. Practice Directives issued on and after July 1, 2013, are referenced by category and number. Some of the Practice Directives cancelled as at July 1, 2013, have not been renewed since their provisions are now addressed in the Rules of Court.

The following is a list of the Court's current Practice Directives:

General Application Practice Directives (GA-PD)

Criminal Practice Directives (CRIM-PD)

NUMBER EFFECTIVE DATE (AND FORMER REFERENCE) TITLE (CURRENT VERSION)
CRIM-PD #1 July 1, 2013 (formerly January 1, 1989) Criminal Pre-Trial Conference / Conferences Preparatoires aux Proces Criminels
CRIM-PD #2 July 1, 2013 (formerly January 1, 1989) Jury Selection - Criminal / Selection du Jury - Proces Criminels

Civil Practice Directives (CV-PD)

NUMBER EFFECTIVE DATE (AND FORMER REFERENCE) TITLE (CURRENT VERSION)
CV-PD #1 July 1, 2013 (formerly September 1, 2009) e-Discovery Guidelines / Lignes Directrices Sur L'Investigation Informatique
CV-PD #2 July 1, 2013 (formerly September 1, 2003) Bankruptcy and Insolvency / Banqueroute et Insolvabilite
CV-PD #3 July 1, 2013 (formerly December 5, 2011) Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions / Gestion des Recours Collectifs Multi-Juridictionnels

Family Practice Directives (FAM-PD)

NUMBER EFFECTIVE DATE (AND FORMER REFERENCE) TITLE (CURRENT VERSION)
FAM-PD #1 July 1, 2013 (formerly May 1, 2009) Family Pre-Trial Conferences / Conferences Preparatoires aux Proces en Matiere Familiale
FAM-PD #2 July 1, 2013 (formerly October 17, 2001) Mandatory Parenting Education Programs / Programmes d'Education Parentale Obligatoires
FAM-PD #3 July 1, 2013 (formerly April 1, 2008) Objections to Affidavit Evidence in Family Matters / Oppositions aux Temoignages par Affidavits dans les Affaires Familiales
FAM-PD #4 May 1, 2014 Family Service Proceedings / Instances en Matiere Familiale

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