Civil

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

Service Outside of Canada (Includes Hague Service Convention)
Apr 1, 2021, 00:00 AM
Updated - Submission of Draft Orders in Word or PDF Format
Mar 18, 2021, 00:00 AM
COVID-19: Court Schedule Commencing the Week of February 1, 2021
Jan 29, 2021, 09:00 AM
COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 18 and 25, 2021
Jan 15, 2021, 13:00 PM
Alberta Debtor Support Project
Jan 14, 2021, 14:00 PM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 4 and 11, 2021
Dec 21, 2020, 00:00 AM
Mandatory Email Filing – Civil and Family Proceedings
Dec 17, 2020, 00:00 AM
UPDATED: Announcement from Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS): New Email Filing Procedures & Naming Conventions
Dec 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of December 14, 2020
Dec 11, 2020, 00:00 AM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of December 7, 2020
Dec 4, 2020, 00:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

FileTypeSizeLast modifiedDownload
Notice to the Profession & Public - New Duty Grid Pilot Project - 2016-05PDF88.07 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Morning Chambers - Telephone, Fax and Online Adjournments - 2015-12PDF78.78 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public -Template Oral Hearing Order - 2014-02PDF843.61 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Citation of Authorities - 2013-06PDF817.06 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2013-02PDF314.92 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Mandatory Dispute Resolution Requirement before Entry for Trial - 2013-01PDF306.52 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Waiver of Dispute Resolution Before Trial - 2011-06PDF296.67 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Amendments to the Surrogate Rules and Forms - Grace Period - 2011-05PDF594.82 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2011-04PDF325.43 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Case Conferences - Rule 4.10 - 2010-09PDF48.59 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download