CAUTION: New Court of Appeal rules came into effect on September 1, 2014. The FAQs on this page have not been updated to incorporate the new rules and therefore may not reflect current practice or procedure.
 
 
CAUTION: New Court of Appeal rules came into effect on September 1, 2014. The FAQs on this page have not been updated to incorporate the new rules and therefore may not reflect current practice or procedure.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

* How can I contact the Court of Appeal?
* What are the hours of operation?
* Is there a fee for filing an appeal?
* What methods of payment are accepted by the Court?
* Can I represent myself or do I have to hire a lawyer to appear before the Court of Appeal?
* What if I do not know which lawyer to hire or cannot afford to hire a lawyer?
* Are there Rules or Acts that govern appeals?
* I am preparing my own documents. Do you have forms that I can use as a guide?
* At the time of filing, how many copies of my documents must I provide to the Court?
* Who do I contact to order appeal books / records?
* Where can I find a sample Sentence Appeal Questionnaire to include in my Sentence Appeal Factum?
* Will the progress of my appeal be monitored?
* How will I know if the Speak to Lists are posted and if so, what the cost of purchasing the list is?
* How often does the Court sit?
* Where can I view Hearing Lists?
* Chambers Applications: (a) What types of applications are heard before the duty judge in Chambers? (b)What documents are required? (c)When I file a Notice of Motion, do I have to give notice to the other parties? (d) What are the time limits for filing and service of the documents?
* Motions Court Applications: (a) What types of applications are heard before the Motions Court? (b) What documents are required? (c) When I file a Notice of Motion, do I have to give notice to the other parties? (d) What are the time limits for filing and service of the documents?
* When is Counsel required to gown?
* If my filing deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, what should I do?
* How are Court of Appeal Judges addressed?
* How many judges are assigned to hear an appeal?
* Can I view a file?
* Is there a charge for photocopies, searches, viewing files and certification of documents?
* How will I know that the Court will be delivering its decision, after having reserved judgment on my appeal?
* Can I view or obtain copies of the Courts judgments?
* When preparing an Order, Formal Judgment or Judgment Roll, is there a specific order in which the Justices names should be listed?
* How many judges sit in the Court of Appeal? What are their names?
* How are judges selected/appointed to the Court of Appeal?
* How do I file a complaint against a judge?
* Can we visit the Court House and are hearings open to the public?
* During a visit can one take pictures or record a case?
* Who do I contact to obtain information with respect to articling with the Court?
* A number of years ago I was convicted of a criminal offence. How do I get a pardon?
* When is leave to appeal required?
* Can I appeal a judgment or order of a Court of Appeal justice?

Minimize Have a question you feel should be added to this list?