Saint-François (Sherbrooke)

Coordinator for the district of Saint-François (Sherbrooke)
Judge*:  Hon. Charles Ouellet
Assistant:Marilyne Pinard
Phone:  819-822-6941
Fax:  819-780-9694
E-mail :   marilyne.pinard@judex.qc.ca

 

Master of the rolls, Superior Court
Phone :  819-822-6902
Fax :  819-820-3865

Settlement of a case – Districts of Saint-François – Bedford – Mégantic

 

Day and frequency :    Mondays *
Time :    9 a.m.
Courtroom :2

 


SUMMER VACATION

During July and August, the Superior Court will sit as follows:

Day and frequency :    Mondays *
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom:2

There is no longer a calling of the roll in civil and family matters proceeding on the merits. The roll is now called on a continuous basis. Following the issue of an attestation that a file is complete, the coordinating judge, working with the Master of the Rolls, fixes the date of the hearing.

If problems occur in issuing an attestation that a file is complete or in fixing the date of a hearing, a case management notice may be sent to the parties.

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.

Day and frequency :    Every Thrusday and Friday *
Time :    8:45 a.m.
Courtroom :2

 


SUMMER VACATION

During July and August, the Superior Court will sit as follows:

Day and frequency :    Thrusdays *
Time :8:45 a.m.
Courtroom:2

There is no longer a calling of the roll in civil and family matters proceeding on the merits. The roll is now called on a continuous basis. Following the issue of an attestation that a file is complete, the coordinating judge, working with the Master of the Rolls, fixes the date of the hearing.

If problems occur in issuing an attestation that a file is complete or in fixing the date of a hearing, a case management notice may be sent to the parties.

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.

Day and frequency :    Mondays at the same time as civil and administrative cases *
Time :    9 a.m.
Courtroom :2

 


SUMMER VACATION

During July and August, the Superior Court will sit as follows:

Day and frequency :    Mondays at the same time as civil and administrative cases *
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom:2

Every commercial case requiring specific management must be referred to the coordinating judge, who establishes how it will be dealt with. The directives for commercial cases in the Montréal Appeal Division apply, adapted as required.

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.

For the General Directives Governing the Commercial Division, see the Directives de la Cour supérieure pour le District de Montréal (English version coming soon) and the Commercial notice of November 2, 2020 - Notice concerning operations in courtrooms 16.10 and 16.04.

All proceedings in criminal and penal cases must be referred to the judge responsible for the division.

The criminal and penal practice chamber sits once a month on a Monday, using a pre-established schedule. In cases of urgency, motions may be presented to the judge sitting in civil practice division, on Mondays after notice has been given to the judge’s assistant. For all emergencies, the parties can communicate with the coordinating judge or the coordinating judge’s assistant.

Three or four times every year, at pre-established dates, a session to open the term is held, at which all the cases requiring a trial with judge and jury are scheduled.

As soon as an application for authorization to institute a class action has been filed at the clerk’s office, the  coordinating judge for class actions must be notified of the application.

For the general directives of the Class Actions Chamber, see Title IV (Directives propres aux affaires de la chambre des actions collectives) of the Directives de la Cour supérieure pour le District de Montréal (English version coming soon).

Register of class actions

 

A general calling of the roll to fix dates for contested cases takes place twice a year, generally in early December and early June. This is when dates are fixed for cases that cannot be heard in the civil, commercial and family practice divisions, and for contested cases in the administrative chamber or family chamber.

A notice is sent to all the attorneys or unrepresented parties concerned, setting out the date on which the roll will be called, the trial dates available and, in general, the name of the judges assigned to each term

1) Judge acting in chambers

Contact the judge assigned to act in chambers.

2) Duty judge

Contact the judge in chambers or the coordinating judge.

The coordinating judge receives and manages all applications for the postponement of contested cases on the roll in civil, commercial and family matters.

For cases that are scheduled to proceed in civil, commercial or family practice, and for contested cases in the administrative chamber or family chamber, the judge scheduled to sit on the date concerned deals with applications for postponement.

An application for postponement may be made by letter, with a copy sent to all attorneys and unrepresented parties. In some cases, the coordinating judge or the judge scheduled to hear the case may require a formal examination and hearing.

Every Motion under article 48 C.C.P. is presented to the chief justice or the judge designated for that purpose by the chief justice. To present a Motion, the office of the chief justice (phone: 514-393-2144) must be contacted and, depending on the circumstances, a date will be determined along with the way in which the Motion will be presented and heard.

 

1) Special case management

A written application must be sent to the coordinating judge.

2) Application for a hearing by preference

Applications for a hearing by preference (s. 27, Rules of Practice of the Superior Court of Québec in Civil Matters) must be presented in the practice chamber for referral to the coordinating judge, who disposes of them after contacting the attorneys and unrepresented parties.

Parties requesting or demanding a pre-trial conference may do so by presenting a case management notice in the practice chamber or, in certain particular cases, by contacting the coordinating judge. Unless the case has already been assigned to a judge, the coordinating judge manages all applications for a pre-trial conference.

 

The use of technological assistance during hearings at the Sherbrooke courthouse is possible in the following situations:

Telephone conference call

Every application for the holding of a telephone conference call must be submitted to the judge assigned to hear the case (if any) or to the coordinating judge.

Videolink

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

  • The parties must have obtained prior authorization, by telephone, from the judge assigned to hear the case (if known) or from the coordinating judge;
  • At least five days before the hearing, the parties or their attorneys must contact the person responsible for audiovisual and electronic support at 819-822-6910, ext. 61604 to make the necessary technical arrangements.

Please note that unless a videolink 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