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.