Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Automated Family Court Order Project (Manitoba)

Province/Territory
Manitoba

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
The Automated Family Court Order Project was developed to improve the processing of Family Division court orders. The project is a joint partnership of the Court of Queen's Bench Family Division, court administration and the legal profession.

The project uses standard wording for family law orders (Auto Order standard clauses), and a database of case information from which orders will be produced immediately after pronouncement in the courtroom, facilitating speedy enforcement where necessary.

The use of the Auto Order standard clauses became mandatory in February 1998. In March 2000, the Automated Family Court Order process was introduced in the Master's Maintenance Enforcement Court in Winnipeg with draft orders being electronically produced by lawyers and support staff of the Family Law Section, Legal Services Branch, Manitoba Justice. In September 2014, the process was introduced in the Queen’s Bench (Family Division) protection order hearing list with orders being produced by court staff.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Courts Division, Manitoba Department of Justice

How to access this service
Lawyers and the public can find the standard clauses on the Manitoba Court's website at:
http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/family/autoorder/autoorder.html

Location(s)
Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Law Courts Complex
408 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P9

[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
The Auto Order standard clauses are available in English and French at the following website: http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/family/autoorder/autoorder.html

Publications/information
For more information on the Automated Family Court Order Project refer to the following website:
http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/family/autoorder/autoorder.html

Costs
The Auto Order standard clauses are available free of charge. Court filing fees apply to family law proceedings in the Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division).

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Sub-rules 70.31(11) and (13) and the definition of “standard clause” in Rule 70.01 of the Court of Queen’s Bench Rules, Man. Reg. 553/88, to The Court of Queen’s Bench Act, C.C.S.M. c. C280:
http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/rules/qbr2e.php

Contact person(s)
or:
Ginette Le Sann, Project Manager
Judicial Services
Manitoba Justice, Courts Division
2nd Floor - 408 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P9
Canada
Telephone: 204-945-6218

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