You are here

    • You are here:
    • Home > Civil law

Civil law

A total of 9 records were found for Civil law

Refers to either:

  • any type of law except criminal (such as family law, personal injury actions, employment law, and wills & estates); or
  • the legal system of Quebec based on the Civil Code and ultimately French law.

For this collection, the topic 'Civil law' is used for resources related to the Quebec Civil Code and for resources about civil law in general.

To find information on specific civil law topics, choose the specific legal topic, for example Landlord and tenant; Wills and estates; Contracts (see full list of legal topics here).

To find information about taking court-based action related to a civil law (e.g. suing someone), see Civil actions.

Guides for Self-Represented Litigants: civil law, criminal law, and family law

These handbooks developed by the Canadian Judicial Council are intended as helpful guides for people who are navigating the justice system without a lawyer to prepare and present their legal case. The Council has created three handbooks that contain a wealth of information on family law, civil law and criminal law in Canada. The information is provided in an easy to understand format, with various worksheets, useful tips, explanations of legal terms and concrete examples to guide litigants throughout the legal process.

To view the handbooks, click on the links below:

To view all resources of the Canadian Judicial Council see:

Related keywords: Civil law, Criminal law general resources, Family law general resources, Self-representation

Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals in Edmonton and area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems. SLS focuses on four projects: Civil & Family Law (landlord/tenant matters, contracts, WCB/AISH/CPP/EI hearings, family law matters, uncontested divorces, and more); Criminal Law (SLS provides basic criminal law information and represents individuals charged with relatively minor criminal and quasi-criminal offences); Legal Education and Reform (community lectures and outreach programs, and research on poverty-related law reform issues); and Pro Bono Students of Canada (legal research for non-profit organizations).

Related keywords: Civil law, Family law general resources, Legal services, Public legal education organizations

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Court of Justice is primarily the point of first entry into the justice system. The Provincial Court hears most of the criminal and civil cases in Alberta. All criminal cases start in Provincial Court, and 95% conclude there. Most civil cases also take place in Alberta Court of Justice. For example, cases involving landlord and tenant, most other claims involving less than $100,000 and many traffic, regulatory and bylaw enforcement hearings take place here. A majority of family law cases and child welfare cases are also heard by the Alberta Court of Justice.

This website contains forms that are available for use by the Bar and other members of the public, as well as notices governing practices or procedures within the different regions or divisions of the Provincial Court.

Related keywords: Civil law, Courts and court judgments, Legal process

The Court of King'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 King's Bench are also judges of Surrogate Matters, which has jurisdiction over probate and administration of estate matters. 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 King’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.This website provides access to the forms, templates and related publications needed for the Court of King's Bench.

Related keywords: Civil law, Courts and court judgments, Self-representation

ASSIST Community Services Centre aims to provide diversified services to Canadian immigrants and their offspring, helping them integrate into mainstream society and actively contribute. ASSIST Community Service Centre is pleased to announce that they have invited The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) to provide free legal information services to low-income individuals and/or families in the areas of civil claims (small claims). Additional services offered include: Counselling and referrals, Settlement counselling, Information sessions, Support groups, Mental health intake and referrals, Employment related services and more. To see a full list of services please visit their website. Services languages are: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Related keywords: Civil actions, Civil law, Legal services

On this Alberta Provincial Court webpage you will find pages that sets out the Civil Claims Process. The content has been ordered based on the flow that a Civil Claim action goes through in Provincial Court Civil.

Related keywords: Civil actions, Civil law, Legal process, Self-representation, Small claims court


This page from Justice Canada provides links to reference sources on the Canadian justice system, legislation, the courts, and other public justice institutions.
Related keywords: Civil law

This online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada is provided by the Department of Justice Canada. The consolidations are generally updated on a weekly basis.

Related keywords: Aboriginal law, Administrative law, Charter of Rights, Civil law, Constitutional law, Farm law, Immigration, Legislative materials, Maritime law, Military law, Non-profit and charity law

CPLEA Resources

A collection of news articles from on Civil Law.

Related keywords: Civil law