Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 8th Edition

Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 8th Edition
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
December 2015
Civil Litigation and Procedure

Now in its eighth edition, The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials remains Canada's leading casebook on civil procedure. The new edition reflects recent developments in the law and embodies changes in the evolving approach to the teaching and learning of procedural law in Canadian classrooms.

While the basic structure of the book has not changed, the authors have updated numerous topics and materials — including Indigenous dispute resolution, constitutional rights to legal services, expert witness, and national class actions — and have made adjustments to the focus and sequence of the topics of continuing interest.

The eighth edition is organized into 12 chapters — mindful of the need to keep the text manageable and user-friendly within the time constraints of the standard Canadian law school semester. The authors have condensed each excerpt and each section of notes and questions.

The Civil Litigation Process, 8th Edition is truly national in scope, referring to cases and rules from all common-law provinces. It draws on the strong tradition of teachers and scholars of procedural law in Canada, with an author team of specialists from across the country: Janet Walker (general editor), Jane Bailey, Barbara Billingsley, David A. Crerar, and Erik S. Knutsen. Their collaborative efforts throughout the developmental process have resulted in a comprehensive, efficient, and exceptionally teachable resource.


Civil Litigation Process, 8th Edition is also available as an ebook. To inquire about pricing for your firm or organization, please contact Debbie Hogan or call
1-888-837-0815 ext. 239.

  • Fully updated chapter on trial procedure
  • Updated information and analysis on standing, expert witnesses, and access to justice
  • Holisitic viewpoint on civil procedure’s place and importance in litigation, in particular, and in the legal system, in general
  • Latest news on the economics of class proceedings

Chapter 1: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • History and Context

Chapter 2: The Professional and Economic Context

  • Access to Justice
  • Costs

Chapter 3: Commencing Civil Proceedings

  • Court Structure
  • Jurisdiction
  • Limitations
  • Service

Chapter 4: The Scope of the Matter

  • Joinder of Claims
  • Res Judicata
  • Issue Estoppel

Chapter 5: Parties and Participants

  • Standing
  • Joinder of Parties
  • Intervention
  • Experts

Chapter 6: Pleadings

  • Nature and Function
  • Substantive Content
  • Amendment

Chapter 7: Discovery

  • Documentary
  • Physical
  • Oral Examinations

Chapter 8: Privilege and Confidentiality

  • Solicitor/Client
  • Litigation Privilege
  • Deemed Undertakings

Chapter 9: Pre-trial Relief and Disposition without Trial

  • Motions
  • Interim Relief
  • Summary Judgment
  • Default Proceedings

Chapter 10: Case Management, Settlement, and Mediation

  • Case Management
  • Mediation
  • Settlement

Chapter 11: Trials and Appeals

  • Factfinding
  • Bifurcation
  • Juries
  • Appellate Process

Chapter 12: Class Proceedings

  • Certification
  • Mutlijurisdictional Classes
  • Settlement
  • Costs and Fees


Prices and Formats

Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 8th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Hardcover
Colour: One Colour
Status: Available

Price: $133.00

Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 8th Edition Emond Reader ebook (Lifetime Access)

Format: Digital
Cover: Online
Colour: One Colour
Status: Available

Price: $108.00