What if I don't have a lawyer?

Introduction to Representing Yourself in the Court of Appeal

It is best for a person appealing or responding to an appeal in the Court of Appeal to be represented by a lawyer. Having said this, an individual may represent himself or herself before the Court of Appeal. If you are representing yourself in the Court of Appeal, you will need to learn about the court system and specific procedures in the Court of Appeal. This website can help you.

Access the following information to learn more about the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan’s processes and how you can prepare your case:

The information found on this website and in the Guidebooks is not a substitute for legal advice.

Note: The Court of Appeal has adjusted its procedures in response to COVID-19 and is hearing all appeals by teleconference or videoconference at this time. The Court has prepared Tips for Video Hearings for individuals taking part in video hearings, based on feedback from previous participants.

Legislation, Rules and Forms

The practice and procedure of the Court of Appeal is governed by legislation and decisions of the courts.

Procedure in civil matters is governed by The Court of Appeal Act, 2000, The Court of Appeal Rules (Civil), practice directives and case law.

Procedure in criminal matters is governed by the Criminal Code, The Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal Rules (Saskatchewan), practice directives and case law.

Other statutes and rules may govern in specific situations, such as appeals from administrative tribunals.

Provided below are links to various materials. These links are not official versions and may not be current. In the event that there is a question about the content of anything available through a link below, the official version takes precedence.