Everything You Need to Know about Chambers Appointments on the Commercial and Civil Lists in Toronto 

Nov. 13, 2019

OBA Civil Litigation PROGRAM | 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

The Commercial List has long offered 9:30 Chambers appointments for short ex parte, urgent, scheduling, and consent matters. In 2016, the Superior Court introduced Chambers appointments for regular civil actions in Toronto. Effective use of Chambers appointments can assist in keeping proceedings on track, and reduce time and expense that would otherwise be spent in motions court. Join our experienced Bench and bar faculty to hear about the nuts and bolts of Chambers appointments on both the Commercial and regular civil lists, and how to make these appointments work for you and your clients. Our panel will discuss:

  • When and how to schedule a Chambers appointment
  • What issues can (and cannot) be addressed in Chambers appointment
  • Preparing for your Chambers appearance

Hear from Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz on what the Bench expects from counsel during Chambers appointments.

Whether you practice in Toronto regularly or occasionally, register now for this highly practical program to get you ready for your next Chambers appearance.


Erin Hoult, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


The Honourable Geoffrey B. Morawetz, Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
The Honourable Stephen Firestone, Superior Court of Justice
Nadia Campion, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
Chris Burr, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am Program


CBA Member: $55* | CBA Student Member: $25* | Non-Member: $95*

*plus applicable taxes


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