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Definition: The procedures for taking a dispute to court or other legal agency.

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The Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide is for refugee claimants and their service providers. It educates, guides, and supports refugee claimants who are preparing for their refugee hearings. It was developed to help inform and empower service providers in their understanding of the refugee hearing preparation process. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Refugee Protection Division (IRB-RPD) holds refugee hearings in six locations across Canada. The Preparation Guide is uniquely adapted to each location, and available in the following languages:

  • Montreal – English, French, Spanish, Sorani Kurdish
  • Toronto – English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Sorani Kurdish
  • Winnipeg – English, French, Spanish, Somali
  • Calgary – English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Mongolian
  • Edmonton – English, French, Spanish, Somali, Tigrigna
  • Vancouver – English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Sorani Kurdish
Related keywords: Immigration, Legal process

Find commonly used application forms, affidavits, notices and tip sheets for residential tenancy disputes in Alberta.

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Produced by Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: The Case Is Called; The Trial Begins; The Exclusion Order; The Crown's Case; The Defence’s Case; Submissions; Decision; Vocabulary. This resource is also available to download as a PDF.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Legal process, Self-representation

This online tutorial created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about the structure of a trial after making a criminal complaint.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process

This pamphlet from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta explains some basic points about the Alberta Rules of Court. It may assist you if: you have a legal problem and are looking at your options; you are deciding whether to hire a lawyer or represent yourself; you are already representing yourself; or you have questions for your lawyer about the court process. The Alberta Rules of Court apply to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. They do not apply in Provincial Court (Small Claims Court). This 2 page full-colour PDF is available for free download.

Related keywords: Civil actions, Legal process, Self-representation

This online tutorial created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta  explains what it's like in a criminal courtroom. There are often many people in a courtroom. Knowing who is who, what each person's role is, and what is expected of you as a witness should help you understand what is going on around you.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Legal process, Self-representation

Traffic Court is part of the Provincial Court of Alberta. It deals with offences pursuant to many provincial statutes and regulations, municipal bylaws and a few specified federal statutes. In spite of its name, Traffic Court is not limited to only hearing traffic related offences. Traffic Court does not deal with most offences created by federal statutes such as the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Young persons aged 12-17 years of age who are charged with a Provincial offence are dealt with in the Youth Division of the Provincial Court of Alberta.  In some court locations there is a distinct Youth Traffic Court. Trials in Traffic Court, whether involving an adult or a young person, are usually heard by a Justice of the Peace. However in some locations trials are heard by a Judge of the Provincial Court.

Related keywords: Courts and court judgments, Driving, Drugs and alcohol, Legal process

This booklet from Alberta Justice provides general information about proceedings in Traffic Court. Contents include: You Have Been Charged with An offence. Now What?; Do You Need an Interpreter?; Lawyers and Agents; How do You Get A Lawyer or an Agent?; Legal Aid; Alberta Law Line; Other Services; Your First Court Appearance; If You Plead Not Guilty; If You are Thinking of Pleading Guilty; Where and When will the Trial be?; Getting Ready for Trial when You Have Plead Not Guilty; What Happens at Trial?; Sentencing; and Victims of Crime Surcharge on Offenders.(PDF - 16 pages)

Related keywords: Driving, Legal process

If you can’t afford to pay the filing fees for court, you can make an application at a Court Registry office to find out whether or not you qualify to have the filing fee waived. Learn if you qualify to have filing fees waived and how to apply here.

Related keywords: Legal process, Self-representation

If you are leaving an abusive relationship, a family law lawyer can play a key role in helping you understand your legal options, rights, and responsibilities. This is one of a series of CPLEA resources in the Families and the Law: Domestic Violence Series. To view a list of all resources in this series click here.

Related keywords: Lawyers, Legal process

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