History and Further Information

The Alberta Rules of Court (AR 124/2010) came into force on November 1, 2010. The goal of the multi-year Rules Project, led by the Alberta Law Reform Institute, was to maximize the Rules' clarity, usability and effectiveness and to contribute to a fair, accessible, timely and cost effective civil justice system. The Rules govern actions in the Alberta courts and had not been significantly revised since 1968.

On September 1, 2014, new Court of Appeal Rules came into force. The new Court of Appeal Rules are Part 14 of the Alberta Rules of Court (AR 124/2010).

On August 1, 2018, new Criminal Appeal Rules came into effect.

The Queen's Printer publishes a print version of the Alberta Rules of Court which contains tools to assist the user, such as information notes to provide additional information about the subject and references to related rules. The print version of the Rules also contains a comprehensive index.  The Queen's Printer also publishes an electronic version of the Rules which contains hyperlinks which will permit the user to jump within the document.

Electronic versions of the forms prescribed by the Rules

Changes to the Rules since November 1, 2010

The Rules of Court have been amended from time to time. See below for links to summaries of the changes and to consultation documents.

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Amendments to the Rules – Effective August 21, 2015PDF95.61 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Amendments to the Rules – Effective July 12, 2012PDF158.52 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Amendments to the Rules - Effective July 14, 2011PDF17.99 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Amendments to the Rules – Effective July 25, 2013PDF21.72 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Amendments to the Rules – Effective June 16, 2016PDF629.39 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Amendments to the Rules – New Court of Appeal Rules - Effective September 1, 2014PDF85.02 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Corporation Self Representation Consultation - November 30, 2018PDF42.75 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
NOTE re Applicability of Previous Caselaw - June 28, 2010PDF11.85 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Request for Comments 2012-1 - Rule 4.33 (the 'Drop Dead Rule')PDF27.83 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download
Request for Comments 2012-2 - Rules 5.5(2) and (3), 5.15 and 10.10(2)PDF21.72 KB31 Jul, 2018 Download