Court of Appeal of Quebec

Model Pleadings

NOTICE: The Model Pleadings are made available for those who are involved in the appellate process for the first time. They do not relieve those who use them from reading the relevant statutes and regulations. Even though, as a general rule, a physical person is not required to be represented by attorney before the courts, it is strongly recommended that an attorney be consulted.

Model Pleadings in Civil Matters 

 



Model Pleadings in Criminal Matters 

  • Models Pleadings under the former Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in criminal matters that were in force until December 31, 2018: Model Pleadings in criminal matters


  • New Models Pleadings under the new Rules of the Court of Appeal of Quebec in criminal matters (in force since January 1, 2019) : 
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NOTICE OF APPEAL
  • Notice of Appeal (s. 675 (1) a) i) Cr.c.)         
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MOTION TO LEAVE TO APPEAL
  • Motion for leave to appeal from a conviction on a ground that involves question of fact (s. 675 (1) a) (ii) Cr.c.)
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  • Motion for leave to appeal from a conviction on a ground that involves questions of law (s. 839 Cr.c.)
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  • Motion for leave to appeal from a sentence (s. 675(1)b) Cr.c.) [Motion presentable before a judge]
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  • Motion for leave to appeal from a sentence (s. 675(1)b) Cr.c.) [Motion presentable before the court (s. 58 (2) R.C.a.Q.c.m.]
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MOTION TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR APPEAL
  • Motion to extend the time for appeal (s. 678(2) Cr.c.)
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MOTION FOR RELEASE FROM PRISON
  • Motion for release from prison (s. 679(1) Cr.c.)
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MOTION FOR SUSPENSION OF THE SENTENCE
  • Motion for suspension of the sentence (s. 683(5) Cr.c.)
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APPEARANCE
  • Appearance - Respondent represented by counsel
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  • Appearance - Respondent not represented by counsel
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MOTION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ADDUCE FRESH EVIDENCE
  • Motion for authorization to adduce fresh evidence (s. 683(1) Cr.c.)
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BRIEF
  • Appellant's Brief
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  • Respondent's Brief
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APPEAL FROM SENTENCE
  • Appellant's Written argument
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  • Respondent's Written argument
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DISCONTINUANCE
  • Notice of discontinuance (s. 74 R.c.a.Q.c.m.) - Appellant represented by counsel
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  • Notice of discontinuance (s. 74 R.c.a.Q.c.m.) - Appellant not represented by counsel
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