The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released its final report on Criminal Appeal Procedures
"The challenge accepted by the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and taken up
by its working group of judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers and
academics, was to bring clarity and logic to this complex area. Final
Report 101 sets out a simple comprehensive procedure, from start to
finish, including a step-by-step description of the process. It begins
with the filing of a notice of appeal; the submission by both appellant
and respondent of materials and evidence to support the appeal; the
presentation of oral argument at the hearing; and concludes with the
issue of an order by the court."
"The Report also identifies necessary reforms to implement the process
and describes what matters can be dealt with by court officers, duty
judges and hearing panels."
Labels: courts, criminal law, government_Alberta, law commissions