Common Cases

I thought I’d take this opportunity to tap into Slaw’s coast-to-coast reach for a quick poll: how many courts across the country have created a rule/practice direction/notice to the profession that lists common cases and says they don’t have to be included in the case books filed by the parties? I was aware of such a list in Prince Edward Island, and I recently learned that such a practice has existed for some time in British Columbia and, more recently, before the Federal Court (though the current list appears to be limited to immigration matters). Where else? 

I can start us off by noting that this practice hasn’t come to Manitoba…yet.


  1. I think it is a great thing to note. I am not sure about Ontario, if any of our courts have a list of common cases.