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

Announcement from Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS): New Email Filing Procedures
Jul 27, 2020, 00:00 AM
Fax Filing Under ARC 13.41(2)(c)
Jul 27, 2020, 00:00 AM
Suspension of the Emergency/Urgent Hearing Request Process
Jul 10, 2020, 09:00 AM
Guidelines for Documents filed by Email or Digital Upload
Jul 8, 2020, 13:30 PM
Trial Triage Booking - July and August 2020
Jul 7, 2020, 10:00 AM
Notice to the Profession & Public - Wearing Masks in Courthouses
Jul 6, 2020, 10:50 AM
Resumption of Family, Civil and Masters Hearing Lists Remotely Province-Wide
Jun 30, 2020, 15:00 PM
Extension of the Cap on Email and Fax Filing Fees and the Suspension of Rule 13.41(4) to September 30, 2020.
Jun 26, 2020, 15:00 PM
Remote Half Day Civil, Masters and Family Special Chambers - Province-wide
Jun 19, 2020, 09:00 AM
Non-Binding Judicial Dispute Resolutions (JDRs) / Family Early Intervention Case Conferences (EICCs)
Jun 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

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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
Notice to the Profession & Public - New Duty Grid Pilot Project - 2016-05PDF88.07 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download