This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers the laws of Canada (legislation, jurisdiction, and common law) as well as the court system in Alberta (Provincial, Court of Queen's Benchl, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Courts and Tribunals, and Provincial Administrative Tribunals).
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For information about the court process and the organization and structure of the court system, see Legal process. For research and reports on issues impacting the court system, see Research reports and institutes.
An instructional video from the Canadian Bar Association Alberta branch demonstrates the basics of procedure in civil court for non-lawyers. It is about 25 minutes in length, and uses common types of courtroom disputes to explain the kinds of evidence you may need for your case as well as how to organize and present that evidence to the judge.
This section of the Alberta Courts website provides information about court locations around the province, contact information and sittings.
The Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Court of Queen's Bench, the Provincial Court and administrative tribunals. As well, the Court provides its opinion on questions referred by the Lieutenant Governor under the Judicature Act. The Court of Appeal's website includes links to information such as their: Announcements; Articling Program; Court of Appeal E-Filing; Frequently Asked Questions; History; Judgments; Judgments to be Filed; Judicial Dispute Resolution Guidelines; Locations; Sittings; Practice Notes/ Directions; Publications and Forms; and Subscription Services.
The Court of Queen's Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Provincial Court. The Chief Justice and other Justices of the Court of Queen's Bench are also judges of Surrogate Matters, which has jurisdiction over probate and administration of estate matters. Website sections: Announcements; Assignments; Articling Program; Civil Mediation; Commercial Practice; Dispute Resolution Project; Family; Frequently Asked Questions; Judgments; Locations and Sittings; Media Audio Recording; Practice Notes/ Directions; Publications and Forms
Thisinformation from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is intended to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the courts in Alberta. It includes a chart of the courts in Alberta.
This main page of the Alberta Courts website outlines the three court divisions: Alberta's Court of Appeal, Court of Queen's Bench, and Provincial Court, as well as the Court Services division. Descriptions include links to the Locations and Sittings for each court.
The Resolution and Court Administration Services Division provides administrative support to all the courts within the province, including electronic legal information services through Alberta Law Libraries. Topics in this section of the Alberta Courts website include: Mediation Programs; Family Justice Services; Court Forms and Orders Services (formly known as the Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) and LInC - Law Information Centres); Judgments; Jury Duty; ; Sheriff - Civil Enforcement; Review / Assessment Office; Rules of Court; Transcript Management Services; Publications; Video Conferencing. They also offer: Information services for the public on court procedures and legal services options; assistance with locating and filling out court forms; and referrals to other community legal services, as well as assessment services, dispute resolution services for child support, family and child medication, conflict intervention, family mediation, and civil mediation to help parties who filed an action in small claims court to reach a negotiated settlement.
This is a search page for Tribunal and Court Decisions of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Choose to search for a decision directly, or choose either Court or Tribunal Decisions and browse by year. The decisions can then be downloaded in PDF.
From the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, this web page provides annotated links to case law as well as case-related services and information available mainly on the websites of Alberta courts and administrative tribunals.