Filing Appeals

If the decision of a court is disputed it may be possible to ask a higher court to consider the case again. The following resources provide information about appeals.

CPLEA Suggested Resources

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The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Employment/ Wrongful Dismissal; Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; Debt; Immigration. The Centre offers an Income Supports Program which will help qualified applicants with appeals for these income benefit programs: Support for Independence (SFI), Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and CPP Disability, and Old Age Security (OAS). For more information, call 780-702-1725.

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Alberta Resources

The Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Court of Queen's Bench, the Provincial Court and administrative tribunals. Court of Appeal sittings are held in Edmonton and Calgary and serve the entire Province of Alberta. This website provides access to publications and forms relevant to Alberta's Court of Appeal. The Court has information sheets which provide a summary of and commentary on various types of documents and processes at the Court of Appeal. See:

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E-filing is for filing Alberta Court of Appeal documents only, specifically, Transcripts or E-Appeals (which consist of facta and supporting materials).

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The purpose of this guideline is to set out the criteria to be considered in initiating, prosecuting, and discontinuing appeals to the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

Related legal topic(s): Courts and court judgments, Legal process

The kits are a series of plain language resources which include forms and instructions to make applications and appeals for parenting, guardianship,  custody and access, contact, enforcement of time with a child, child support, spousal support and other applications under the Family Law Act in Alberta. These booklets and kits are helpful to self represented litigants as they provide not only general information, but also step by step instructions and precedents.

Related legal topic(s): Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship, Self-representation, Spousal support

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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This portal provides information and instructions on what is expected of you when you bring your own application for leave to appeal or when you have been named as a respondent on an application for leave to appeal. An application for leave to appeal is a document by which a party requests leave to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in an appeal from a judgment of a court of appeal. Visit this website for more information and instructions.

Related legal topic(s): Legal process, Self-representation