Ontario Civil Trial Manual

Welcome to the Ontario Civil Trial Manual, authored by Canadian Trial Lawyer Mick Hassell. The focus of the trial manual is civil cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The Ontario Civil Trial Manual was written to help law firms, lawyers, paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants and self-reps.  It is trial information not trial advice.

The trial manual is organised around the 6 Trial Fundamentals: story, people, documents and things, law of evidence, trial procedure and substantive law. A detailed discussion of the 6 trial fundamentals is in our trial book HOW TO WINg A TRIAL.

For a trial checklist, the Ontario Civil Trial Checklist is a useful companion to the trial manual as you prepare for trial. And if you’d like to diagnose your trial readiness, please check out our Trial Readiness Checkup.

Our Trial Forms will help along the road to trial.

1. STORY

2. PEOPLE

3. DOCUMENTS AND THINGS           

4. LAW OF EVIDENCE

5. TRIAL PROCEDURE

6. SUBSTANTIVE LAW

Ontario Civil Trial Manual

Trial Book Trial Manual Trial Checklist Trial Forms

This trial manual is trial information, not legal advice.

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