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Criminal Appeal Procedures, Final Report 101


The criminal appeal process is complex and not well understood. It derives from a number of sources, which are not always consistent and not always clear. Personal freedom and liberty are crucial. The stakes are high for anyone convicted of an offense. Prompt access to an appeal system that is clear and comprehensive is critical. The challenge accepted by the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and taken up by its working group of judges, prosecutors, defense […]

AREA OF LAW Administration of Justice Court Rules & Procedure Courts
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FILE FR101.pdf

August 1, 2012

Report on Referees, Research Paper 18


A referee is a person appointed to decide a specific, circumscribed question of fact. This person submits a report to the judge, who may decide to either accept or reject that report. In Alberta (at the time of publication), Masters in Chambers were official referees in all courts, and clerks and deputy clerks are official referees in the Provincial court, and could act as referees when required by the Court of Queen’s Bench. Outside of […]

AREA OF LAW Administration of Justice Constitutional and Public Law
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FILE RPNo.18.pdf

February 3, 1990