Terrebonne

Coordinator for the district of Terrebonne (Saint-Jérôme)
Judge:  Hon. Jean-François Michaud
Assistant:Louise-Josée Robichaud
Phone:  450 431-4408
Fax:  450 431-4472
E-mail :   louise-josee.robichaud@judex.qc.ca

 

Master of the rolls, Superior Court
Phone :  450 431-4414
Fax :  450 569-7687
Cases in civil matters and case management
Day and frequency :    Every Thursday and Friday, unless otherwise*
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.04

 

 

SUMMER VACATION

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

Cases in civil matters and case management
Day and frequency :Every Thursday*
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.04

 

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.

Cases in civil matters and case management
Day and frequency :    Every Thursday and Friday, unless otherwise*
Time :8:45 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.01 (before the special clerk)

 

 

SUMMER VACATION

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

Cases in civil matters and case management
Day and frequency :Every Thursday*
Time :8:45 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.01

 

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 general guidelines of the Commercial Division, see the Superior Court Guidelines for the District of Terrebonne, current as of January 1, 2021.

Cases in commercial matters and case management

Day and frequency :    Every Thursday 
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.07 (before  the registrar)

 

SUMMER VACATION

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

Cases in commercial matters and case management
Day and frequency :Every Thursday*
Time :9 a.m.
Courtroom :B-1.07

Appeal 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 for the district. 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 filing a transcript, you must submit an application for that purpose to the judge.

As soon as the transcript has 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 30 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 30 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:  According to the dates provided by the clerk’s office
ROLL OF CONTESTED MATTERS
Day and frequency:   According to the dates provided by the clerk’s office

 All urgent applications must be presented to the coordinating judge to be dealt with by preference

 

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 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.

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

 

 

Translation pending, please refer to the french version.

 

1) Judge acting in chambers

A party intending to submit an application that requires immediate intervention and that does not require the presentation of evidence (art. 69 C.C.P.) must, barring special circumstances (e.g., seizure before judgment), notify the opposing party that such an application will be presented to the judge in chambers in Room B-1.04, indicating the date. The application is presented at 8:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.

A party intending to present such an application must first pay the legal costs, request that a file be opened at the court office, then go directly to Room B-1.04 on the date and at the time of presentation scheduled and give the application to the court clerk in that room.

A party must first communicate with the master of the rolls to ensure the availability of a judge and send a copy by email to the office of the coordinating judge by 3:00 p.m. on the day before the day set for the application to be presented, by indicating the nature of the application in the subject line of the email.

2) Duty judge

In cases of urgency, a duty judge is available at the Montréal courthouse at all times outside normal court hours.

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

Any request for postponement of a case set down for a hearing on the merits or short duration practice (SDP) is sent to the coordinating judge who shall rule thereon or designate a judge to hear it.

 If it is consensual, a request for postponement of a hearing scheduled on a practice day and cases on a practice roll must be presented as follows:

- In civil cases: by email (remises.coursuperieurest-jerome@justice.gouv.qc.ca), by facsimile (450-569-7687) or by telephone (450-431-4414, ext. 64056), up until 4:00 p.m. on the day before the date of the presentation;

- In family cases: during the calling of the practice roll by telephone, on the day before the application is to be presented or by email at least two days before the application is to be presented;

- In commercial cases: by email (faillitestjerome@justice.gouv.qc.ca) or by facsimile (450-569-7687).

No application in the course of a proceeding will be postponed for a period of less than 30 days, unless authorized by the court.

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

Any application for special case management (art. 157 C.C.P.) is submitted by way of a notice of management. The application must allege the grounds relating to the nature, character or complexity of the case justifying special case management.

If the judge finds, based on the record and in light of the likely conduct of the case, that it might warrant special case management under the guiding principles of the Code of Civil Procedure, he or she refers the case to the coordinating judge for the district. Otherwise, the application is dismissed.

 

2) Application for a hearing by preference

An application to fix a case by preference is presented before the coordinating judge.

The parties must contact the master of the rolls, who informs them of the dates available to present such an application.

Two copies of the application must then be filed with the court office, indicating a date of presentation corresponding to those provided by the master of the rolls.

Any request for a pre-trial conference in a case that is ready may be made only if the case appears on a provisional roll and a judge so orders ex officio or at the parties’ request.

The coordinating judge fixes the date of the pre-trial conference.

 

The use of technological equipment for hearings at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse is possible with authorization from the coordinating judge.