Order an appeal record

How to order an appeal record for the Court of Appeal.


To file an appeal at the Court of Appeal, the person filing the appeal, known as the appellant, must prepare an appeal record themselves or order it through:

  • Transcript Management Services
  • a commercial preparer

Follow the steps below to order or prepare an appeal record.

How to prepare it yourself

 See rules 14.15-14.22 of the Alberta Rules of Court (4.3 MB) for more information.

You will need to order a transcript of the original court hearing.

How to order

Step 1. Fill out the forms

Appeal Record Order (1.5 MB)

You can call Transcript Management Services to get assistance with filling in this form.

An Appeal Record Order also includes a transcript.

Step 2. Bring your documents to a transcript service or commercial preparer

Whoever prepares your appeal record, whether Transcript Management Services or a commercial preparer, must get these documents from you (by fax, mail or in person):

  • a completed Request for Transcript form
  • a completed Appeal Record Order form
  • copies of your:
    • filed Notice of Appeal
    • list of contents (for Civil cases) – set out what’s required to be reproduced in your appeal record

You can also prepare your appeal record yourself.

Step 3. Pay for your appeal record

If Transcript Management Services prepares your appeal record, they’ll charge you these rates:

Service Rate
transcript $0.0040 per character
documents $2 per page
copy rate $0.40 per page


Transcript Management Services accepts these forms of payment:

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • direct debit
  • cash
  • money order or bank draft

GST isn’t charged.

Step 4. Get your appeal record

If Transcript Management Services prepares your appeal record, the type of appeal determines how long this will take:

  • conviction appeal or sentence appeal: up to 6 weeks
  • sentence appeal (sentence of 6 months or less): up to 4 weeks
  • standard appeal: up to 8 weeks
  • fast-track appeal: up to 3 weeks

For your appeal record, Transcript Management Services will prepare:

  • 4 paper copies and 1 electronic copy of the transcripts (2 paper copies  for the court and one each for you and the respondent)
  • 7 paper copies of the remaining portions of the appeal record (5 copies for the court, one for yourself and one for the respondent)
  • the necessary additional copies of the appeal record if there are additional parties to the appeal that are being represented separately

Step 5. File and serve your documents

The appellant is responsible for:

  • filing all copies of the appeal record with the Registrar of the Court of Appeal
  • serving a copy of the appeal record to all other parties