Superior Court Implements OBA Proposals on Casebooks

  • June 18, 2018

In July of 2017, the OBA Civil Litigation Section Executive proposed amendments to the Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction (the "CPPD") with respect to the reproduction of authorities in civil litigation proceedings.  The proposal outlined several steps that could be taken to reduce the size of casebooks, which would ultimately reduce the cost of litigation for the parties (who pay for printing) and the courts (who pay for storage).

On June 15, 2018, amendments to the CPPD take effect that will reduce the volume of paper in books of authorities in civil proceedings.  The OBA recieved a letter from Chief Justice Smith acknowledging the OBA's proposal which "put the issue on the agenda" for the court's Regional Senior Judges Council (RSJ Council), and gave the RSJ Council concrete suggestions to consider.

A link to the letter from the Chief Justice can be found here, and a link to the CPPD is here.