For public access to Court files and information about Court procedure, you may contact your local Registry Office.
The Registry plays a pivotal role in the Court's operations. It is the hub of all procedural and documentary activities at the Court. The Registry is responsible for processing, recording and directing the flow of all documents filed by parties, as well as recording all steps and events during the life of a case. This information is available to the public at the Court and on its Web site. The Registry also provides assistance in scheduling the Court's hearings and provides support during sittings.
Access to Court Documents: As a general rule, all Court documents are a matter of public record unless a legislative provision or Court Order prohibits public access. However, a Court Order prohibiting access to material in a file may be granted upon the motion of a party if the Court is satisfied that the material sought to be filed should be treated as confidential notwithstanding the public interest in open and accessible court proceedings.
Important: Registry officers are not allowed to provide legal advice to litigants. You should contact a lawyer, a Legal Aid Office in your area or a community legal clinic for legal advice. For additional information about services provided by the Registry, please go to the section on Self-Represented Litigants.
Registrar of the Federal Court of Appeal
Registry contact - see Telephone List
Registry offices - see Map