Provincial Court

alberta_arms

The Provincial Court of Alberta is primarily the point of first entry into the justice system.

Civil (Small Claims Court)

Civil matters involving debt and damages (including damages for breach of contract) to a maximum of $50,000; pre-trial conferences and alternate dispute resolution programs.

Criminal

Every Criminal prosecution in Alberta starts in Provincial Court.

Family

Parenting and Contact Orders (custody and access), grandparents’ access, guardianship, emergency protection orders, apprehension orders, mental health warrants, maintenance and spousal support, child welfare, and private guardianship.

Traffic

Provincial offences under many provincial statutes, municipal bylaws and select federal statutes.

Youth

Deals with all Criminal Code offences committed by youths aged 12 to 17 years inclusive.