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 (PDF, 4.3 MB) for more information.

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

How to order

Step 1. Provide your documents

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

Contact Transcript Management Services

You can also prepare your appeal record yourself.

Step 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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


To order an appeal record from Transcript Management Services, or if you have questions about them, contact:

Transcript Management Services
Calgary Courts Centre
Suite 1901-N, 601-5th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5P7

Phone: 403-297-7392
Fax: 403-297-7034
Email: tms.calgary@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)