Montréal

Adress1, Notre-Dame East St
Montreal (Quebec)
H2Y 1B6
WebsitePalais de justice de Montréal - Ministère de la justice (gouv.qc.ca)
Phone Number 514 393-2721
Court Office HoursMonday to Friday :
from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

(French only)

En cas d’urgence, un juge de garde est disponible en tout temps, en dehors des heures normales d'ouverture des tribunaux.

Pour le joindre, il faut contacter le Service de sécurité du palais, au 514 393-2819 qui à son tour, communiquera avec le greffier. Celui-ci communiquera directement avec la personne qui requiert l'intervention du juge de garde.

Coordinating Judge for the Civil and Family Division
Judge 

Hon. Frédéric Pérodeau                             

Assistant 

Valérie Robert

Phone514 393-2379
Fax514 228-4518
E-mail  coordocsmtl@judex.qc.ca

 

Coordinating Judge for the Commercial Division
Judge          Hon. David L. Collier                                     
Assistant Micheline Khoury
Phone514 393-2752
Fax 514 393-4889
E-mail  micheline.khoury@judex.qc.ca

 

Coordinating Judge for the Class Action Division
Judge     Hon. Donald Bisson                                       
Assistant     Louise Péloquin
Phone514 393-2161
Fax 514 393-7604
E-mail  louise.peloquin@judex.qc.ca

 

Coordinating Judge for the Settlement Conference Division
Judge        Hon. Suzanne Courchesne                     
AssistantCorinne Arfi
Phone514 393-2205
Fax514 393-2755
E-mailcorinne.arfi@judex.qc.ca

 

Coordinating Judge for the Criminal Division
Judge        Hon. Lyne Décarie (acting as interim)                          
Phone514 393-2191
E-mailch.crim.csq.mtl@judex.qc.ca 
Civil Court Office 
Procédure en ouverture d’instance et tarification
Phone 514 393-2028, option 1       

 

Rolls Service 

Rôles de pratique civile et de pratique familiale

Phone  514 393-2021, option 1  
Fax

514 864-8588                        

 

Rôles civil et familial (causes au fond)
Phone 514 393-2021, option 2
Fax 514 864-8588                     

 

Vérification des protocoles et des dossiers pour une mise au rôle de fond, émission des certificats et traitement des états de frais
Phone 514 393-2021, option 3       
Commercial Division (Bankruptcy and Insolvency)
Phone           514 393-2028, option 3                                   

 

Judicial Year and Months of July and August
Day and frequency    Every business day                                                                                     
Time    9 a.m.
Courtroom   16.12

 

For the specific directives of the Commercial Division, see Title III of the Directives de la Cour supérieure pour le District de Montréal - septembre 2019 (English version coming soon) (until December 31, 2022) and the Commercial Division's Notice of November 2, 2020 - Notice Concerning Operations in Courtrooms 16.10 and 16.04 (until December 31, 2022)

Class Actions Division
Phone       514 393-2161                                          
Fax  514 393-7604

 

As soon as an application for authorization to institute a class action is filed at the Clerk’s Office, the coordinating judge for class actions must be notified of the application.

Cases in the Class Actions Division are assigned to a special case management judge until their trial readiness.

For the specific directives of the Class Actions Division, see Title IV of the Directives de la Cour supérieure pour le District de Montréal - septembre 2019 (English version coming soon).

 

Registry of Class Actions

Settlement Conferences Division
Phone  514 393-2021, option 4           
Fax514 393-4864

 

For more information regarding settlement conferences, please refer to the Settlement Conferences Division page.

Criminal Division
Phone    514 393-2034, option 1               
Fax  

514 393-2084         

 

Appeals in statutory and criminal matters

 

The Criminal and Penal Practice Division sits on fixed dates, determined each year by the coordinating judge for the Criminal Division.

Once an appeal has been filed and found to be in conformity with the Rules of Practice of the Court in Criminal and Penal Matters, the clerk places the case on the roll of the practice chamber ( courtroom 4.11) for the first Friday following the filling of the notice of appeal.

Once the file is complete (in other words, once the stenographic notes have been completed and a time has been set for submitting the notes and the list of case law and doctrine), the judge fixes a date for the hearing in the presence of the attorneys.

When filing a notice of appeal, you must take the necessary steps to have a transcript made of the evidence given in first instance. If, in exceptional circumstances, you wish to be exempted from submitting filing notes, you must submit an application for that purpose to the judge.

As soon as the notes have been filed, the attorneys must comply with sections 11 and 12 of the Rules of Practice of the Québec Superior Court in Penal Matters or section 34 of the Rules of Practice of the Superior Court of the Province of Québec. The appellant must, within thirty days, file a written submission setting out the arguments on which the appellant’s case will rely, together with any supporting case law or jurisprudence. The respondent party then has thirty days to do the same.

Once the time limits have expired, the case is placed on the roll for a hearing.

 

Pro Forma Roll
Day and frequency   Friday                                                                                                         
Time9:30 a.m.
Courtroom  4.11

 

Roll of Contested Cases
Day and frequency  Tuesday and Thursday                                                                           
Time9:30 a.m.
Courtroom  4.11

 

Extraordinary remedy, review of an order and application for extradition

 

Motions must be filed at the clerk’s office of the Superior Court, and a copy must be forwarded to the office of the coordinating judge so that a date can be fixed for a hearing.

For writs of certiorarimandamus, prohibition and quo warranto, the applicant must take the necessary steps to have a transcript made of the evidence supporting the recourse sought.

For a writ of habeas corpus, the motion must be filed in the clerk’s office, and the coordinating judge must be informed of the proceeding. In all cases, a hearing date will be fixed without delay to hear the first stage.

Applications for the review, by a judge of the Superior Court, of an order of detention, order of release or application for release (s. 522 C.C.) must be submitted at the clerk’s office of the Superior Court, and must comply with the provisions of the rules of practice of the Court (ss. 20 and 21 ).

When an application for extradition is contested, the coordinating judge must be informed and the parties must indicate the estimated duration of the proceedings so that a date can be set for the hearing.

 

For more information on criminal and penal matters, please refer to the Criminal Division page. 

Copy of a Document File, Minutes or Other Documents and Withdraw Exhibits (Civil Court Office)
Phone                             514 393-2028, option 2                                 

How to Proceed      

To request a copy of a document filed (minutes, judgments or other documents) at the court office or withdraw exhibits or for the issue of a certificate, you must :


  You can also make the request personally at the civil court office, room 1.140.

Processing time                                                                          

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, no later than 30 business days, following the payment.                  

 

(French only)

 

Traduction de jugement
Téléphone :         514 393-2030, option 1                                                       

 

 

Suivi du traitement des dossiers par les greffiers spéciaux
Téléphone :  514 393-2030, option 2                                 

 

 

 

Enregistrement et transmission de jugement (civil et familial)
Téléphone :         514 393-2030, option 3                                                         

Civil, Family, Commercial, Settlement Conferences and Class Actions Divisions

Avis du 1er novembre 2022 - Nouveau mode de fonctionnement concernant les demandes d'autorisation de soins (Starting November 28, 2022) (French only)

Notice of June 2, 2022 amending the Revised Communiqué of February 26, 2021 - Lift of the rule according to which the parties must proceed exclusively by virtual hearings 

Notice of May 20, 2022 amending the Revised Communiqué of February 26, 2021 - Application for Authorization for Care (until January 4, 2023)

Notice of May 11, 2022 - Case Management in Civil and Family Matters during Summer (Rooms 2.07 and 2.12)

Notice of March 3, 2022 amending the Revised Communiqué of February 26, 2021 - Call of the Roll in Courtroom 2.17 and Homologation and Renewal Request

Notice of October 22, 2021 amending the Revised Communiqué of February 26, 2021 - Conduct Governing Applications Proceeding by Default (Family Division)

Revised Communiqué of February 26 2021 - Plan for the Maintenance of Activities of the Superior Court for Civil and Family Matters

                     Notice of Presentation Civil Practice (Courtroom 2.16)

                     Directives Concerning the Calling of the Roll in Courtroom 2.16 (Civil Practice)

                     Notice of Presentation Family Practice (Courtroom 2.17) 

                     Directives Concerning the Calling of the Roll in Courtroom 2.17 (Family Practice)

Commercial Division's Notice of November 2, 2020 - Notice Concerning Operations in Courtrooms 16.10 and 16.04 

Directives de la Cour supérieure pour le district de Montréal, 1er septembre 2019 (French only) (until December 31, 2022)

                     Directives générales, pages 4 to 19

                     Directives propres à la Chambre des conférences de règlement à l’amiable, page 19

                     Directives propres aux affaires familiales, pages 20 to 31

                     Directives propres aux affaires de la chambre commerciale, pages 31 to 36

                     Directives propres aux affaires de la chambre des actions collectives, pages 37 to 40

                     Liste commune de jurisprudence, pages 40 to 44

 

Criminal Division

Directives Concerning the Criminal Division

 

Communiqués and Directives for all Districts of Montreal's Division 

Civil Division

Aide-mémoire in Civil Matters

Application for authorization for care 

Case protocol in civil matters

Contempt of Court - Order to appear

Joint Declaration to Fix a Hearing of More than One Hour - Civil Practice

Notice of Presentation Civil Practice (room 2.16)

Request for a Hearing in Civil Matters

Request for Setting down for Trial and Judgment by Way of a Joint Declaration – Civil Matters

 

Family Division

Aide-Mémoire in Family Matters

Application for Divorce - Form I

Calculating statement of family patrimony 

Calculating statement of partnership of acquests

Case protocol in family matters

Consent to Psychosocial Evaluation and Consultation of Records

Exemption from Providing a Certificate Attesting that a Party Has Participated in a Parenting and Mediation Information Session

Instructions for applications for homologation or extension 

Joint Declaration to Fix a Hearing of More than Two Hours - Family Practice 

Notice Concerning Other Orders or Proceedings (section 16 of the Regulation of the Superior Court of Québec in family matters)

Notice to the Supervisor of Access Rights, Parenting Time, or Contact in Accordance with Section 37 of the Regulation of the Superior Court of Quebec in Family Matters (March 2021)

Notice of Presentation Family Practice (room 2.17)

Request for a Hearing in Family Matters

Request for Setting down for Trial and Judgment by Way of a Joint Declaration – Family Matters

 

Forms prepared by the Bar of Montréal

Demande d'inscription sur consentement suite à un règlement en matière familiale (French only)

 

 

Commercial Division

Joint Declaration that a file is complete - Commercial Practice 

 

Forms prepared by the Bar of Montréal

Standard Orders in the Commercial Division

 

Settlement Conferences Division

Joint Request of the Parties for a Settlement Conference 

 

Class Actions Division

Application for authorization to institute a class action 

 

Criminal Division

Forms for the Criminal Division

1) During Court Office Hours

A judge acting in chambers is available every business day in courtroom 2.13.

To be heard in that courtroom, you must first pay the court fees (judicial stamp) and have a file opened at the clerk's office, and then contact the clerk in the room at 514 393-2535, extension 57202. For more details, please consult the Revised Communiqué of February 26, 2021.

 

2) Outside Court Office Hours

In an emergency, a duty judge is available at all time outside normal court business hours.

The duty judge can be reached by contacting the courthouse security service 514-393-2819 which will, in turn, contact the duty judge who will then communicate directly with the person making the request.

1) Hearing by preference 

Toute demande pour audition par préférence d'un dossier est présentable devant le juge en chef ou un juge que ce dernier désigne. Pour ce faire, on doit communiquer avec le maître des rôles, qui indique les dates disponibles pour présenter une telle demande. L'original et la copie de la Cour de cette demande doivent, par la suite, être produits au greffe de la Cour en indiquant, comme date de présentation, une des dates mentionnées par le maître des rôles.

 

2) Transfer of case (Art. 48 C.C.P.) 

La demande doit être notifiée à la partie adverse avec un avis de présentation qui mentionne « à une date qu’il plaira au juge en chef de fixer ». La demande et la preuve de signification doivent être déposées au dossier de la Cour et une copie doit être transmise par courriel à l’adresse jugeenchef-cs@judex.qc.ca ou par télécopieur au 514 873-5959. Le bureau du juge en chef vous indiquera de quelle façon votre demande sera entendue.

 

3) Vexatious or quarrelsome litigant

Lorsqu'un jugement rendu par un juge de la Cour supérieure déclare une personne « plaideur vexatoire ou quérulent », il est nécessaire d’obtenir l’autorisation du juge en chef ou d’un juge qu’il désigne avant de déposer une procédure.

Voici la marche à suivre :

  1. Préparer une demande d’autorisation de déposer une procédure soutenue par une déclaration sous serment;
  2. Cette demande d’autorisation doit être accompagnée d’une copie de la procédure pour laquelle l’autorisation est demandée ainsi que, le cas échéant, les pièces à son soutien;
  3. Le tout doit être acheminé au bureau du juge en chef par courrier à l’adresse suivante : Juge en chef de la Cour supérieure, Palais de Justice, 1, rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1B6.

Il est suggéré de joindre la copie du jugement déclarant la personne « plaideur vexatoire ou quérulent ».

Si l’autorisation est accordée, l’original de l’autorisation sera transmis par lettre puisque cette autorisation devra être jointe à la procédure autorisée. Il est donc important d’indiquer une adresse postale.

Judicial Year and Months of July and August

Day and frequency Every business day *                                                                           
Time9 a.m.
Courtroom2.16

 

Motions requiring a hearing of two hours or more are referred by the special clerk to the master of the rolls to allow a date to be set.

If all parties consent, Motions requiring a hearing of less than two hours may be referred by the special clerk to the master of the rolls to allow a date to be set.

If consent cannot be obtained from the parties, the Motions are referred to courtroom 2.08 to be heard if progress of the roll so allows or postponed to a later date.

Form: Joint Declaration to Fix a Hearing of More than One Hour

* Always check the Superior Court roll to validate the date of a hearing.

Judicial Year and Months of July and August

Day and frequency    Every business day*                                                                                      
Time9 a.m.
Courtroom 2.17

 

Motions requiring a hearing of two hours or more are referred by the special clerk to the master of the rolls to allow a date to be set.

If all parties consent, Motions requiring a hearing of less than two hours may be referred by the special clerk to the master of the rolls to allow a date to be set.

If consent cannot be obtained from the parties, the Motions are referred to courtroom 2.01 to be heard if progress of the roll so allows or postponed to a later date.

 

Form: Joint Declaration to Fix a Hearing of More than Two Hours

* Always check the Superior Court roll to validate the date of a hearing.

1) Calling of the General Provisional Roll (Courtroom 15.07)

Following the issue of an Attestation that a File is Complete, cases in which the Joint Declaration that a File is Complete provides for a hearing of less than ten days are scheduled for a calling of the general provisional roll presided by the special clerk.

 

2) Calling of the Special Provisional Roll

Following the issue of an Attestation that a File is Complete, cases in which the Joint Declaration that a File is Complete provides for a hearing of ten days or more are scheduled for a calling of the special provisional roll presided by the chief justice or the assistant chief justice or by a judge designated by any of them.

1) Application for postponement on the day of the hearing

Every application made on the day of the hearing for the postponement of a case, whether a practice case or a case proceeding on its merits, has to be formulated orally to the judge designated to hear the case.

 

2) Application for postponement contested prior to the day of the hearing

Every application for postponement contested prior to the day of the hearing must be presented in writing in courtroom 2.16 in civil matters or in courtroom 2.17 in family matters.

 

3) Application for postponement not contested prior to the day of the hearing

Every application for postponement that is not contested prior to the day of the hearing must be presented in writing to the judge responsible for the roll on which the case is placed.

An application for a pre-trial conference in a case ready to be heard may only be made after the case has been placed on a provisional role and when ordered by the special clerk, ex officio or at the request of the parties.

 

The use of technological assistance in the Montréal courthouse is possible in the following situations:

 

Telephone conference call

For the presentation of an uncontested Motion to Extend a Time Limit of 180 days, a Case Management Notice, a Motion to Examine a Third Party by Consent or a Motion for a Ruling on Foreseeable Objections, a telephone conference call is accepted on the following conditions:

  • The parties must file the motion and amended time limit at least two (2) clear days before the date of the hearing;
  • The attorney who presents the motion must call 514-393-2322 to obtain a date and time for the hearing and a conference identification number;
  • The service is available once per week, in the afternoon, by appointment only;
  • The detailed procedure is set out in the Notice to Members of the Bar dated October 15, 2007 (Superior Court – District of Montréal).

Videolink

To hear witnesses during an examination on the merits, a videoconference may be used based on the following procedure:

  • The parties must have obtained prior authorization from the coordinating judge or the judge designated to hear the case (if known);
  • At least 5 days before the date of the hearing, the parties or their attorneys must contact the audiovisual and electronic services division (Service des ressources audiovisuelles et électroniques or SRAVE) at 514-864-7283 to make the necessary technical arrangements.

Please note that unless a videoconference is specifically required, the technology cannot be used if a telephone conference call would otherwise meet all the requirements of the hearing (for example: to hear a witness at a hearing presided at by a judge).