As of today (November 2), it is possible to e-file pleadings initiating an appeal in criminal and extradition matters (notice of appeal, application for leave to appeal, application for judicial review in an extradition matter and application to extend the time limit for an appeal). This is a simple process in which the filer must provide certain information and then upload the PDF files of the pleadings and documents they wish to file. The clerk will examine the documents filed and will email the appellant or the appellant's counsel to inform them of the decision regarding the filing.
For more information, we invite you to consult the following documents:
- For filings in civil matters, Practice Direction G-9 has been updated on November 2, 2021: Practice Direction G-9
- For filings in criminal and extradition matters, a new Practice Direction was issued on November 2, 2021: Practice Direction C-2
Link to the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal: Digital Office of the Court of Appeal
At the beginning of 2022, it will also be possible to use DOCA to file pleadings initiating an appeal in penal matters.
On November 24, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., a free training session will be held on the functioning of DOCA in connection with the filing of pleadings initiating an appeal in criminal and extradition matters. During the training session, we will explain the various steps for e-filing pleadings as well as the rules and instructions to be followed. The training session will take place online via the Microsoft Teams platform. To register for the training session, you must send your name and email address to the following email address: email@example.com (spaces are limited and the session will be held only in French). A continuing legal education certificate will be sent to lawyers who attend the training session and request one.