Civil Litigation, Revised 4th Edition

Civil Litigation, Revised 4th Edition
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
August 2021
Civil Litigation and Procedure; ILCO Required; Law Clerk

Civil Litigation, Revised 4th Edition prepares law clerk students for litigation as well as to assist lawyers for civil court. The Abigail Boar fact situation guides students from the initial act of hiring a lawyer to the final stage of appealing a trial judgment. This text addresses crucial topics, including the procedure before commencement of proceedings, client management, motions, Documentary Discovery and e-Discovery, trial preparation, statement of account, simplified procedure under Rule 76, and the Commercial List.

The revised 4th edition captures the 2021 amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure (O Reg 689/20 and O Reg 248/21) and includes updated court forms, court fees, and figures throughout. Ontario Regulation 689/20 (passed January 1, 2021) and Ontario Regulation 248/21 (passed on April 1, 2021) reflect the procedural changes generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This revised edition provides law clerk students with a clear and concise guide to the new online procedures in Ontario’s civil litigation process, including e-signature authorizations, electronic document processes, remote affidavit approval, and virtual-hearing requests.


  • Updates to reflect amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Completely up-to-date sample forms
  • New sample affidavit showing service by email
  • A “slip and fall” fact situation running throughout the book
  • Chapter summaries allowing for quick review of the material
  • Comprehensive glossary of key terms


Part I: An Overview of the Civil Litigation Process
Chapter 1: Overview of a Civil Lawsuit

Part II: From Commencement of Proceedings to Close of Pleadings
Chapter 2: Procedure Before Commencement of Proceedings
Chapter 3: Client Management and Interviewing
Chapter 4: Introduction to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Courts of Justice Act
Chapter 5: Identification of Parties, Joinder of Claims and Parties
Chapter 6: Commencing Proceedings
Chapter 7: Drafting Pleadings
Chapter 8: Service of Court Documents
Chapter 9: Motions
Chapter 10: Default Judgment
Chapter 11: Summary Judgment: Rule 20
Chapter 12: Counterclaims, Crossclaims, and Third-Party Claims
Chapter 13: Amending Pleadings

Part III: From Discovery to Trial
Chapter 14: Documentary Discovery and E-Discovery
Chapter 15: Examination for Discovery
Chapter 16: Pretrial Procedures
Chapter 17: Trial Preparation and Trial
Chapter 18: Judgments
Chapter 19: Costs
Chapter 20: Statement of Accounts
Chapter 21: Appeals
Chapter 22: Case Management
Chapter 23: Mandatory Mediation
Chapter 24: Simplified Procedure: Rule 76
Chapter 25: The Commercial List


A series of updates about how COVID-19 has affected Ontario courts can be found at

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Instructor Resources

  • Instructor's Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Test Bank

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Civil Litigation, Revised 4th Edition (FINAL SALE)

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Cover: Softcover
Colour: Four Colour
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Civil Litigation, Revised 4th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Four Colour
Status: Coming Soon

Price: $123.00