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Rules and Practice Directives

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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:


Amended Part 15 (Family Law Proceedings)
Note: The following rules and forms are drafts and may be subject to further amendment until they are enacted. Please see Chief Justice Popescul’s Administrative Notice of February 22, 2021 respecting the use of the draft rules and forms as of March 1, 2021.

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)

Civil Practice Directives (CV-PD)

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) Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions / Gestion des recours collectifs multi-juridictionnels
    Appendix A / Annexe 1
CV-PD #4 April 1, 2017 Template Orders for Use in Bankruptcy Discharge Applications / Modele d'ordonnances a utiliser pour les faillites demandes de liberation
CV-PD #5 September 1, 2017 (Revised October 1, 2019) Applications Under The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code

Family Practice Directives (FAM-PD)

FAM-PD #1 February 1, 2019 (formerly July 1, 2013) Family Pre-Trial Conferences
    - Form 1
    - Schedule A
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 October 17, 2001) 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
FAM-PD #5 September 1, 2018 Summary Hearings in Family Services Proceedings
FAM-PD #6 February 1, 2020 Family Chambers Appearance Memo

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