Civil law guides compensation when people have suffered injury and financial loss caused by negligence or any wrongful act, or under contract, business, property and other law. The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta hears civil proceedings, including commercial matters, personal injury, bankruptcy and insolvency cases, and litigation involving wills and estates and dependent adults. The Court also hears appeals from the Provincial Court of Alberta in respect of civil cases under $50,000.

Alberta Rules of Court

The Alberta Rules of Court govern practice and procedure in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and all persons who come before the Court for the resolution of a claim; whether the person is a self-represented litigant or is represented by a lawyer.

Alberta Rules of Court (Reg 124/2010)
Alberta Rules of Court Volume 2

Civil Law Steering Committee

The Civil Law Steering Committee considers policy and operational issues associated with the litigation of civil (non-family) matters at the Court, makes decisions and provides advice in a manner that is consistent with the Court Mission and Vision and brings Province-wide perspective to the determination of issues and/or advice provided to the Executive Board.

Civil Law Announcements

New Civil Practice Notes 1 and 3 - Effective April 14, 2022
Mar 15, 2022, 10:45 AM
Mandatory Use of the Queen's Bench Filing Digital Service (FDS) for Pleadings Not Requiring Fee Waivers in Civil Claims: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge
Jan 28, 2022, 12:00 PM
Justice "Urgent Matters Chambers" - Update to December 7, 2021 Announcement
Jan 27, 2022, 12:00 PM
Enhanced Scheduling – Justice Seized Specials, Civil & Family Case Management, Reviews & Assessments, Bar Admissions
Jan 17, 2022, 13:00 PM
Launch of Real-Time Hearing Availability for Masters Chambers, Civil Justice Chambers and Family Docket Court - Calgary and Edmonton
Jul 14, 2021, 00:00 AM
Filing Materials at the Clerk’s Office (Court of Queen’s Bench) Masters, Civil and Family Chambers Special Applications: Deadlines and Format
May 27, 2021, 00:00 AM
Service Outside of Canada (Includes Hague Service Convention)
Apr 1, 2021, 00:00 AM
Alberta Debtor Support Project
Jan 14, 2021, 14:00 PM
Changes to Family & Civil Case Management
Aug 31, 2020, 00:00 AM
Remote Half Day Civil, Masters and Family Special Chambers - Province-wide
Jun 19, 2020, 09:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

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Notice to the Profession & Public - Inquiries about the Status of Reserved Decisions - 2020-07PDF160.46 KB02 Sep, 2020 Download
Notice to the Profession and Public 2020-01 - Expedited Dates for Family, Civil and Surrogate Law HearingsPDF162.13 KB28 Jan, 2020 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public 2019-08 - Estate Early Intervention Pilot ProjectPDF168.09 KB19 Nov, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public 2019-07 - Case Conferences before Case ManagementPDF126.41 KB05 Nov, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Requests for Refund of Daily Trial FeesPDF119.51 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Assignment of Matters into Case Management: Calgary and Drumheller - 2018-06PDF87.77 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Family Resolution Project & Mandatory Family Pre-trial Conferences - 2018-03PDF141.66 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - e-Notice of Restricted Access Applications - 2018-02PDF90.72 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Trial Sittings 2018 - 2017-05PDF89.36 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Court Applications and Master's Jurisdiction - 2016-10PDF1.16 MB10 Sep, 2019 Download