171. The defence is to be oral unless the case presents a high level of complexity or special circumstances warrant otherwise.
The defence is to be oral, for example, in all instances where the purpose of the proceeding is to obtain support or a right relating to the custody of a child, to obtain the surrender of property, an authorization, a designation, a homologation or the recognition of a decision, or a determination as to the manner in which an office is to be discharged or the sole determination of an amount of money due under a contract or as reparation for proven injury.
2014, c. 1, a. 171; I.N. 2016-12-01.