Information on how to appeal a decision made in the Court of Queen’s Bench, including small claims, family law claims and conviction offences.
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For information about the court process and the organization and structure of the court system, see Legal process. For research and reports on issues impacting the court system, see Research reports and institutes.
The mission of the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal (MSAT) is to promote self-governance, certainty, and respect within the Metis Settlements through adjudication, mediation and education. MSAT deals with land and membership disputes. MSAT also amends right of entry orders and settles compensation disputes for oil and gas activities on Settlement lands. MSAT may resolve other matters as called for in Metis Settlements General Council Policies and local Settlement by-laws.
Traffic Court is part of the Provincial Court of Alberta. It deals with offences pursuant to many provincial statutes and regulations, municipal bylaws and a few specified federal statutes. In spite of its name, Traffic Court is not limited to only hearing traffic related offences. Traffic Court does not deal with most offences created by federal statutes such as the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Young persons aged 12-17 years of age who are charged with a Provincial offence are dealt with in the Youth Division of the Provincial Court of Alberta. In some court locations there is a distinct Youth Traffic Court. Trials in Traffic Court, whether involving an adult or a young person, are usually heard by a Justice of the Peace. However in some locations trials are heard by a Judge of the Provincial Court.
This website section from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada showcases Canada's contributions to the International Criminal Court and describes its structure, history and crucial mandate.
The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) is a not-for-profit organization initiated by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make primary sources of Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII seeks to gather legislative and judicial texts, as well as legal commentaries, from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions on a single Web site.
This webpage from Ted Tjaden's Legal Research and Writing website provides access to information about and links to Canadian case law, as well as links for those jurisdictions that provide online access to court dockets.
This website provides a wide range of information about the Cout Martial Appeal Court. This Court hears appeals from military courts which are known as courts martial. The courts martial have power to try military personnel and civilians accompanying such personnel abroad for crimes and offences against the Code of Service Discipline.
The Federal Court is Canada's national trial court which hears and decides legal disputes arising in the federal domain, including claims against the Government of Canada, civil suits in federally-regulated areas and challenges to the decisions of federal tribunals. Its authority derives primarily from the Federal Courts Act.
From the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, this guide provides annotated links to case law as well as case-related services and information available mainly on the websites of Canadian courts and administrative tribunals.