American College of Trial Lawyers
Canadian Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct (bilingual)
This bilingual (English and French) Code of Pre-Trial Conduct has been prepared by the American College of Trial Lawyers to promote professionalism and courtesy among trial lawyers. It is a companion piece to the ACTL Code of Trial Conduct. The Code has been edited by Canadian Fellows of the College to ensure consistency with Canadian practice and terminology.
This Code is primarily applicable to civil cases and is not intended to supplant any local rules, procedural requirements, or the applicable rules of professional conduct. Instead, it should supplement those rules, providing guidance to trial lawyers on proper professional conduct in handling discovery, motion practice, and other pre-trial matters.