American College of Trial Lawyers
Working Smarter But Not Harder in Canada: The Development of a Unified Approach to Case Management in Civil Litigation
In Canada, lawyers and judges generally agree that the effective use of case management assists in reducing the cost and delay associated with our civil justice system. There is a wide disparity of views, however, as to the circumstances in which case management should be used and concerning the various approaches and techniques that can or should be implemented with a view to improving the results case management is intended to achieve.
The hope of the Judiciary Committee is that through the identification of proven case management techniques, this project will assist in the development of a unified approach to the use of case management in the civil justice system in Canada.