Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Court of Appeal

  • How can I contact the Court of Appeal?

  • What are the hours of operation?

  • Are there Rules or Acts that govern appeals?

  • What kinds of appeals does the Court of Appeal hear?

  • What kinds of appeals does the Court of Appeal not hear?

  • What is a fast track appeal?

  • What is the difference between an appeal and application to vary an order?

  • 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?

  • Are there any filing fees at the Court of Appeal?

  • What methods of payment are accepted by the Court?

  • Can I view a file?

  • Is there a charge for photocopies, searches, viewing files and certification of documents?

  • Can I represent myself or am I required to have a lawyer represent me?

  • What if I do not know which lawyer to hire or cannot afford to hire a lawyer?

  • Is there a time limit for filing an appeal?

  • I am preparing my own documents. Do you have forms that I can use as a guide?

  • Where do I file my documents?

  • At the time of filing, how many copies of my documents must I provide to the Court?

  • Who do I contact to order the transcripts/appeal record?

  • Where can I find a sample Sentence Appeal Questionnaire to include in my Sentence Appeal Factum?

  • When preparing an Order or Judgment, is there a specific order in which the Justices’ names should be listed

  • How do I know whether to file my application before a single judge or a panel?

  • What documents are required to bring an application?

  • What are the time limits for filing and serving my documents for an application?

  • Could a case management officer hear my application instead of a single judge or panel?

  • When is permission (leave) to appeal required?

  • Can I appeal a judgment or order of a Court of Appeal justice?

  • Will the progress of my appeal be monitored?

  • Are there deadlines that I must follow?

  • If my filing deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, what should I do?

  • What do I do if my appeal is struck?

  • When do I have to appear to speak to my appeal?

  • What are the dates and times that the Court sits?

  • Where can I view Hearing Lists?

  • When are Counsel required to gown?

  • How are Court of Appeal Judges addressed?

  • How many judges hear an appeal?

  • What if I am not happy with the Court’s decision? Can I appeal it?

  • 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?

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