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

Alberta Courts Notice to the Profession & Public : Restricted Access to Courthouses
Nov 27, 2020, 14:00 PM
COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of November 30, 2020
Nov 27, 2020, 00:00 AM
New Naming Convention for Emergency Masters matters
Oct 20, 2020, 00:00 AM
Desk Applications Presentation and Information Session - Oct. 26, 2020 at 12:30pm
Oct 16, 2020, 00:00 AM
Trial and Full Day Special Booking - Spring 2021 Term
Oct 1, 2020, 15:00 PM
Fall In-person and Remote Hearings
Sep 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
Extension of the Enforcement of Mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules
Sep 4, 2020, 09:00 AM
Notice to the Profession & Public: Inquiries about the Status of Reserved Decisions
Sep 2, 2020, 00:00 AM
Changes to Family & Civil Case Management
Aug 31, 2020, 00:00 AM
Instructions and Etiquette Guide for Online Hearings for Counsel, Parties, Media and the Public
Aug 20, 2020, 00:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

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Notice to the Profession & Public - Waiver of Dispute Resolution Before Trial - 2010-07PDF48.19 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - New Rules of Court and Forms - Grace Period - 2010-06PDF51.55 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Repeal of Civil Practice Notes - 2010-04PDF48.85 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download