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An appeal lawyer carefully identifies the controversial points to be brought up and concisely argues the law and caselaw. The success of an appeal proceeding depends on the capacity of the lawyer to explicitly write the arguments he will use in support of the theory of his client’s case.
The appeal lawyer must update his knowledge on a regular basis.
Our lawyers refresh their knowledge.
The Court of Appeal does not assess the credibility of the witnesses.
Except under particular circumstances, the Court of Appeal does not modify the assessment of what has been said during the trial. In other words, in Canada, the role of appeal courts is not to assess the credibility of witnesses, but rather to verify if the way the judge made his decision is compliant with the rules of law.
The Court of Appeal rarely orders the acquittal of people who were convicted during a first instance trial.
Because of the principles ruling the Canadian court system, it is exceptional for the court of appeal to command the acquittal of people who were convicted in a first instance trial. If errors are detected, a new trial may be ordered.