Queen’s Bench Rules
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- Former forms 12-12A, 12-12B, and 12-12C are repealed and replaced by forms 12-12A and 12-12B.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.
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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.
On June 17, 2015 amendments to The Court of Queen’s Bench Summary Conviction Appeal Rules were published in the Canada Gazette. A notice of the amendment was published in the Saskatchewan Gazette on June 26, 2015. The amendment amends sections 12 and 13 concerning the contents of the Appellant’s and Respondent’s Memorandum of Argument and prescribes the forms to be used. The amendments can be found on the Queen’s Printer website.
Queen’s Bench Rules on Queen’s Printer’s website used to be in one great big PDF file. Earlier this year, the file was split into parts for easier navigation. This however made searching more difficult. Here’s the good news: the consolidation file containing all parts 1 to 18 is back on Queen’s Printer’s website. Unfortunately this is for the English version only, for now. You can find this file on the Queen’s Bench Rules page on Queen’s Printer website. Please note that this file does not include the forms, Practice Directives, Criminal Proceedings, and Tariff of Costs. These are still in individual files.