Queen’s Bench Rules
From the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan
The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended Part 9 of its Rules of Court and Forms respecting the process and forms to be used when applying for a copy of an audio or video recording of Court proceedings. The Court has also amended forms 15-33 and 15-34 to remove any reference to filing documents with the Court. The amendments ensure the forms are in alignment with the corresponding rules which do not require the required financial documents to be filed with the Court. The amended Rules and Forms of Court were published in Part 1 of the Saskatchewan Gazette on April 27, 2018.
From the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan
The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended its Criminal Law Practice Directive #4 respecting the issuance of subpoenas in criminal matters. Parties seeking a subpoena must now print on the subpoena a notice to the recipient concerning their choice of oath. The amended practice directive also clarifies when a Court Order is required to obtain a subpoena addressed to an out of province witness. The amended subpoena can be found on the Courts’ website. The Court has also cancelled Criminal Law Practice Directive #2 related to Jury trials as the matters addressed in the directive are now addressed in the Criminal Code.
By Kelly Laycock
The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended the Rules of Court and related forms effective April 1, 2017. The amendments include authorizing lawyers to send requests for service directly to foreign countries pursuant to The Hague Convention on Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, and amending the family law Petition and Answer forms to require additional information concerning other relevant court proceedings and to update the Statement of Lawyer. Please see details in Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2017.
As a courtesy to our members, the Law Society Library converts the PDF forms into Word documents for easy use. We have completed the conversion, and these documents are now available on the Law Society website. The following forms were affected:
- Former forms 12-12A, 12-12B, and 12-12C are repealed and replaced by forms 12-12A and 12-12B.
- Form 15-6 is amended.
- Form 15-14A is amended.
- Form 15-15 is amended.
- Form 16-14 is amended.
- New form 16-53 is added.
Please note the new format of forms 12-12A and 12-12B, which relate to the Hague Convention. These forms are for international use and so do not contain the QB form numbers on the form.
From the Court of Queen’s Bench
The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended the Rules of Court and related forms effective April 1, 2017. The amendments include authorizing lawyers to send requests for service directly to foreign countries pursuant to The Hague Convention on Judicial and Extra- Judicial Documents, and amending the family law Petition and Answer forms to require additional information concerning other relevant court proceedings and to update the Statement of Lawyer. Please see details in Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2017.
Tuesday Nov 1, 2016 – Saskatoon (TCU Place)
Thursday Nov 3, 2016 – Regina (Delta)
This event qualifies for 6 CPD hours, 1.5 of which qualify as Ethics.
This unique and important opportunity has been spearheaded by The Honourable Chief Justice M.D. Popescul and we are delighted to be welcoming an esteemed and accomplished faculty to guide us through this comprehensive course on Family Law and Civil Litigation files from the moment they are opened to trial. The common theme of designing and organising your own unique system in order to be more efficient and innovative will carry through each section as we move through the Beginning, Middle and End of the life of the file.
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The Court of Queen’s Bench has made a number of amendments to its Rules of Court and related forms. The amendments come into effect on January 1, 2016. The amendments, include:
- the requirement that originating applications be issued before they are served;
- clarification on when issues may be resolved by summary judgment;
- the requirement that proof of death (such as a funeral director’s certificate) be filed with applications for probate and administration;
- changes to the Application for Grant of Administration form to clarify the basis on which a bond is or is not required;
- new forms for Application for Case Conference and Appointment for Questioning;
- as well as formatting amendments to all forms including the removal of the clerk’s stamp.
The rule amendments can be found in Saskatchewan Gazette volume 111 no. 44, Part I (a subsequent correction confirms the effective date of January 1, 2016). The amended forms in PDF can be found on the Queen’s Printer website.
The Law Society Library will be working on providing the amended forms in individual Microsoft Word files.