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What is CAMS? How will it affect your practice?

LESA is pleased to host a webinar with the Court of Appeal of Alberta to deliver training on the new Court of Appeal Management System (CAMS).

This half-day webinar will bring you up to speed and ensure you are prepared for the transition to this new system. Learn how each component will impact and benefit your appellate practice.

Court of Appeal E-Filing will broadcast live on August 19th, 2020 from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM. Did you know that webinar registration includes access to the recording? That means, even if you are unable to attend the live broadcast date, you will automatically receive access to the Webinar on Demand, with related materials, to watch and learn at your convenience.

Read on for details and click here to register today!

What is CAMS?

CAMS is a comprehensive case and document management system and an electronic filing system that provides registered users the ability to initiate an appeal, file materials, and pay applicable fees electronically. CAMS is designed to better serve the administration of justice, litigants, the Bar, and the public at large. It digitizes and automates many of the Court’s procedures and records.

The Court implemented electronic storage of, and internal electronic access to, court records in 2017. Since then, the Court has dedicated resources to implementing e-filing and e-access to court records. Most recently, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court has permitted litigants and lawyers to initiate an appeal, file materials and pay applicable fees, all online.

How will CAMS affect your appellate practice?

For litigants and lawyers, the benefits of CAMS include:

  • Increased accessibility to the Court;
  • The ability to file documents remotely from office or home at any time of the day or night, thereby eliminating the need for costs related to a physical visit to the courthouse, postage, courier or messenger fees;
  • The elimination of paper copies of all documents, which includes the appeal record, factum, case authorities and Extracts of Key Evidence, resulting in cost, time and resource savings;
  • The ability to access full case information at any time online and view the full text of all filed documents; and
  • The ability to electronically receive notices, correspondence, and judgments from the Court.

What is new about CAMS effective August 31, 2020?

As of August 31, 2020, litigants and their lawyers will have online access to all of their case materials and other information about their appeals including the full text of all filed documents, deadlines, hearing dates, outcomes, and more.

What topics will this webinar cover?

Account Setup
Learn how to become a CAMS registered user and discuss how to set up a law firm administrator account, which grants the ability to manage the creation of new accounts and share electronic access to appeals with other lawyers and staff across your firm.

Accessing “My Appeals”
Discover how to electronically access the entire contents of the court file along with information about the parties, counsel of record, the order, judgment or decision under appeal, hearing dates, outcomes, filing deadlines, and more.

Filing Electronic Documents & Online Payment of Filing Fees
Learn about the minimum hardware and software requirements in order to use CAMS. Discover how to initiate an appeal, file documents on existing appeals, and pay any applicable filing fees electronically. Hear how paper will be eliminated!

New Electronic Formatting Requirements
Consider the new formatting requirements for electronic documents, including page numbering, bookmarking, hyperlinking, coloured backgrounds, and more.

Attend this webinar to watch live demonstrations, interact with CAMS Project Team members in a live Q&A, and walk away with valuable information sheets delivering step-by-step instructions to benefit your appellate practice.

Register today!