The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 7th Edition


The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 7th Edition


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In its 7th edition, The Civil Litigation Process remains Canada's leading casebook on civil procedure. The new edition reflects recent developments in the law and embodies changes in the evolving approach to the teaching and learning of procedural law in Canadian classrooms. While the basic structure of the book has not changed, the authors have added a number of new topics and materials — including Indigenous dispute resolution, constitutional rights to legal services, expert witness, and national class actions — and have made adjustments to the focus and sequence of the topics of continuing interest.

The 7th edition is organized into 11 chapters, mindful of the need to keep it manageable and user-friendly within the time constraints of the standard Canadian law school semester. The authors have condensed each excerpt and each section of notes and questions. At the same time, Emond Montgomery will be launching a companion website to carry many of the materials that could not be included in the casebook, thus adding to its range of coverage and flexibility as well as ensuring its ongoing currency.

The Civil Litigation Process is truly national in scope, referring to cases and rules from all common-law provinces. It draws on the strong tradition of teachers and scholars of procedural law in Canada, with an author team of specialists from across the country: Janet Walker (general editor), Garry D. Watson (founding editor), Timothy Pinos (senior editor), Jane Bailey, Barbara Billingsley, Trevor C.W. Farrow, Colleen M. Hanycz, Erik S. Knutsen, Ronalda Murphy, Andrew Pirie, Sean Rehaag, and Lorne Sossin. Their collaborative efforts throughout the developmental process have resulted in a comprehensive, efficient and exceptionally teachable resource.



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Emond Montgomery Publications


Toronto, Ontario


Civil procedure--Cases; Actions and defenses--Cases; Canada


Bibliographic Citation
Walker, Janet, Garry D. Watson, Allan C. Hutchinson, and Pinos, Timothy. The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 7th Edition. Toronto, ON: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2010. Print.

The Civil Litigation Process: Cases and Materials, 7th Edition