Court of Appeal of Quebec

Model Pleadings in criminal matters

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 no one is required to be represented by attorney before the courts (art. 61 C.C.P.), it is strongly recommended that an attorney be consulted.

Model Pleadings in criminal matters

  • Notice of appeal (Article 675 (1) a) (i) of the Criminal Code and Articles 21 et seq. of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion for leave to appeal from a conviction on a ground that involves question of fact (Articles 675 (1) a) (ii) of the Criminal Code and Articles 21 et seq. of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion for leave to appeal from a conviction on a ground that involves questions of law (Article 839 of the Criminal Code and Articles 21 et seq. of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion for leave to appeal from a conviction on a ground that involves questions of law (Article 291 of the Code of  Penal Procedure and Articles 21et seq. of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion to extend the time for appeal (Article 678(2) of the Criminal Code)

  • Motion to review the refusal to grant leave to appeal a conviction (Article 675 (4) of The Criminal Code)

  • Motion for leave to appeal from a sentence (Section 675 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code and Articles 21 et seq. of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion for release from prison (section 679(1) of the Criminal Code and Article 53 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Motion for suspension of the sentence (Article 683(5) of the Criminal Code)

  • Appearance

  • Motion for authorization to adduce fresh evidence (Article 683(1) of the Criminal Code and Articles 54 of the Rules of the Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters)

  • Appellant's factum (Criminal)

  • Respondent's factum (Criminal)

  • Affidavit

  • Notice of presentation (Motion before the judge)

  • Notice of presentation (Motion before a three-judge panel)

  • List of schedules

  • Endorsement Model