Marginal note:Computer format
60. In an appeal from sentence, the Judge or the Court may authorize that certain documents required to constitute the file be filed in a computer format rather than on paper when all of the parties to the appeal consent. The parties then produce the argument, the motion for leave to appeal on paper, as well as the indictment, the sentence, including the reasons and the conclusion, and those parts of the documents to which they refer specifically in their argument. The complete texts of the documents are then filed on a CD-ROM or any other computer format that at a minimum has a keyword search capacity and, when possible, hyperlink connections between the index, the proceedings, the exhibits and the depositions.
FACILITATION CONFERENCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
61. Parties represented by counsel may request a facilitation conference in criminal matters. In doing so, they shall sign the form in Schedule 2. The conference requires the authorization of a Judge.
62. Only counsel shall participate in the conference unless the Judge, with the consent of the parties, has authorized another person to participate. The Judge shall facilitate the discussion and encourage dialogue. Those discussions shall not be recorded.
63. Counsel shall undertake in writing not to disclose the content of the discussions. If the conference does not lead to a solution and there is a hearing of the appeal, the judge who presided at the facilitation conference may not participate in the hearing of the appeal.
Marginal note:Management conference
64. A judge may, ex officio or at the request of a party, preside at a management conference in criminal matters.
Marginal note:Orders and directions regarding case management
65. (1) The Court may make any order required in the interest of justice.
(2) A party may apply to the Chief Justice or to a Judge the Chief Justice designates to request directions in relation to an appeal.
(3) The Chief Justice or a Judge the Chief Justice designates may, in the interest of justice, make any order and take any measure to accelerate the appeal process.
Marginal note:Time limit for appellant
66. (1) Within 60 days after the notice prescribed in section 32, the appellant shall file seven copies of the appellant’s factum at the Office of the Court and serve two other copies of the factum on the respondent.
(2) If the appellant fails to file the factum within the prescribed time limit, the Court may, on motion, dismiss the appeal.
Marginal note:Time limit for respondent
67. (1) Within 60 days after the filing of the appellant’s factum, the respondent shall file seven copies of the respondent’s factum at the Office of the Court and serve two other copies of the factum on the appellant.
(2) Once the time limit for the filing of the respondent’s factum has passed, the appellant may request that the case be placed on the roll.
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