Understand your judicial system

Few among us are familiar with the inner workings of our judicial system, unless we work there. There are several levels and several stakeholders, sometimes provincial, sometimes federal, and understanding it is not always easy.

The different courts of Canada

Despite the complexity of the Canadian judicial system, each jurisdiction, each court has a purpose and a specific role. This structure provides Canadians with a trustworthy judicial system.

The different courts of Canada

The role of judges

Despite the fact that everyone knows what a judge is, few of us are familiar with the conditions and requirements of their role.

The role of judges

The role of lawyers

Lawyers' work is not limited to pleading before a judge. An overview of the diversity of their work can be found at the following link.

The role of lawyers

Going to court

When it becomes impossible to resolve an issue outside of the court, going to court becomes the only solution. It is then up to the judge to decide.

Going to court

Alternative to going to court

Sometimes a dispute may be resolved much more easily and quickly than through the courts. There are many resources available and being aware of them could make your life easier.

Alternative to going to court