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When a Notice of Appeal or a Notice of Motion for Leave to Appeal is filed on a civil matter, a $600.00 fee is payable in accordance with Schedule E, Number 2, Registrar's Fees of the Alberta Rules of Court. There is no fee for filing a Criminal Notice of Appeal.
Payment may be made by Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Certified Cheque or Money Order. Certified cheques and money orders are payable to the Government of Alberta.
For assistance you may contact the following organizations:
Lawyer Referral Service
Legal Aid Services
Edmonton (780) 427-7575
Student Legal Services:
Edmonton (780) 492-2226
Edmonton Centre for Equal Justice:
Legal Aid Services:
Calgary (403) 297-2260
Student Legal Assistance:
Calgary (403) 220-6637
All appeals, whether Civil, Maintenance, Criminal Conviction or Criminal Sentence, are governed by one or more of the following:
Once on the Queen's Printer Webpage, select the applicable "Acts" or "Regulations" tab.
For ease of reference, check/return forms for frequently used documents are located on the Alberta Courts website. These forms provide information specific to the requirements of each document and are updated as the requirements change. Information with respect to a document where a check/return form is not available may be obtained by contacting the Registry or consulting with a lawyer of your choice.
Self-represented packages for the preparation of a Civil Notice of Appeal and a Notice of Motion and the corresponding interactive forms are also located on the Alberta Courts website.
The number of copies varies depending on the type of document you are filing. Check/return forms for frequently used documents are located on the Alberta Courts website. These forms provide information specific to the requirements of each document, including the number of copies to be filed, and are updated as the requirements change.
A transcript of the oral evidence portion is available from Transcript Management Services. Contact information and Interactive Order forms for Transcript Management Services can be found at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/CourtServices/TranscriptMgmtServices/tabid/110/Default.aspx.
Either Transcript Management Services (contact information above) or a private reporting service (found in the telephone directory yellow pages) of your choice may assist with preparing the appeal books.
Detailed information with respect to the requirements of an appeal record can be obtained from the following check/return form: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/publication/appealrecord.pdf
Detailed information relating to the production of electronic appeal books in the Adobe Acrobat format can be obtained from the Alberta Courts website at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/eab.
A sample copy of the Sentence Appeal Questionnaire can be found at:
Sentence Appeal Questionnaire.
Civil Appeals, excluding appeals from Maintenance Only:
The appeal is added to the General Appeal list to be spoken to at every Civil Speak to List until the matter is scheduled to be heard. The Civil Speak to List commences at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise directed by the Court.
Appeals from Maintenance Only:
If you are appealing maintenance only and the notice of appeal is filed 11 business days or more prior to the speak to date, the appeal will be placed on the current Maintenance Speak to List. If the notice of appeal is filed 10 business days or less prior to the speak to date, the appeal will go over to the next Maintenance Speak to List.
The appeal remains on this list to be spoken to at every Maintenance Speak to List until the matter is scheduled to be heard.
The Maintenance Speak to List commences at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise directed by the Court.
If the notice of appeal is filed 11 business days or more prior to the speak to date, the appeal will be placed on the current Criminal Speak to List. If the notice of appeal is filed 10 business days or less prior to the speak to date, the appeal will go over to the next Criminal Speak to List.
If the Appellant is not represented by counsel, the Registrar sends a letter advising them of the first date that their appeal will be spoken to and what is expected of them. Appellants that are in custody are not brought in to speak to the list unless the List Manager directs otherwise.
The appeal remains on the list to be spoken to at every Criminal Speak to List until the matter is scheduled to be heard.
The Criminal Speak to List commences at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise directed by the Court.
Sentence Appeals are not spoken to. The Sentence Appeal Practice Direction dated October 2001 governs these appeals. To determine which hearing list your appeal will be on, please refer to: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/practicenotes/i.htm.
A list is posted on the website which indicates when the Speak to Lists will be posted at the counter and/or on the Internet. There is no charge for accessing these.
The sitting dates assigned for the General Appeal sittings, Sentence Appeal sittings and Motions Court are available online. Maintenance appeals are scheduled to be heard at the conclusion of the Sentence Appeal Hearing List. Court commences at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise directed.
The Court of Appeal Hearing lists are available online under Court of Appeal - Location & Dates.
The response to questions (a) to (d) are found in the Notice of Motion - Chambers - One Justice check/return form at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/publication/notices_of_motion_1_justice.pdf
Applications before the duty judge are scheduled at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each week, unless otherwise directed by the Court. Please contact the Registry to determine the next available dates and times.
Detailed information with respect to the requirements of chamber applications can be obtained from the following check/return forms:
Motions, Section F of the Court of Appeal Consolidated Practice Notes:http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/practicenotes/f.pdf
Judicial Interim Release (Bail) Applications: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/publication/JIRBailApplication.pdf.
The response to questions (a) to (d) are found in the Notice of Motion - Panel of Three Justices check/return form at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/publication/notices_of_motion_3_justices.pdf
Motions Court dates are included in the yearly list of sitting dates and are available at Locations and Sittings. Motions Court commences at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise directed.
Detailed information with respect to the requirements of Motions Court applications can be obtained from the following check/return forms:
Files may be viewed unless there is an order of the court sealing the file or the file is governed by an Act that makes it confidential. You will be charged a fee in accordance with Schedule E, Number 2, Registrar's Fees of the Alberta Rules of Court
Fees are charged in accordance with Schedule E, Number 2, Registrar's Fees of the Alberta Rules of Court
Notification of judgments that are to be filed the next day are posted no later than 4:00 p.m., the day before the decision is rendered. See "Judgments to be filed".
A subscription service which notifies subscribers of Court of Appeal judgments that will be published the following day is also available. If you would like to be notified by e-mail, subscribe to the service. See "Subscription Services".
Judgments of the Court have been posted on the judgment database since January 1998 and are available by selecting Judgments. Judgments issued prior to January 1998 can be obtained directly from the Court or from the Alberta Law Libraries.
A current list of the Court of Appeal Justices is located in the Court Calendar on the Alberta Courts website at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/JusticesoftheCourtofAppeal/tabid/273/Default.aspx. That is the order in which the names are to be listed. Further information with respect to preparing Orders, Formal Judgments and Judgment Rolls can be obtained from the following check/return form: www.albertacourts.ab.ca/ca/publication/Order-Judgment.pdf.
Court of Appeal justices are appointed by the federal government. To be considered for appointment, an applicant or nominee must be a Canadian citizen and a lawyer in good standing who has been in practice for at least ten years. Federally appointed Advisory Committees exist in each province and territory to screen applicants. The list of those approved by the Committee is provided to the federal Minister of Justice who in turn makes recommendations to Cabinet for appointment to the Bench.
Further details with respect to appointments to the Bench and applications for appointment as a federally appointed judge are included in the Federal Judicial Appointments Process, which is located at: http://www.fja.gc.ca/
You must first determine whether your complaint is about a decision of a judge or the conduct of a judge.
1) If you are not satisfied with a decision of the Court or a judge, it is recommended that you consult with a lawyer of your choice, legal aid office or a community legal clinic about your rights and the remedies available to you.
Further information with respect to filing an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is provided on their website at:
2) If you are not satisfied with the conduct of a judge (not the decision of a judge), you may forward your concerns, in writing, to either or both the Chief Justice of Alberta or the Canadian Judicial Council (addresses below), providing the details of the conduct which is of concern to you.
Chief Justice of Alberta
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0R2
Canadian Judicial Council
Suite 450, 112 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0W8
Fax: (613) 288-1575
Information with respect to articling with the Court is available by selecting "Articling Program".
To obtain information and the required forms, contact the:
Parole Board of Canada
410 Laurier Avenue, W
OTTAWA, ON K1R 1B7