The new 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, is 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 have not been significantly revised since 1968.
A great number of people (from ALRI, the Rules of Court Committee, the judiciary, Alberta Justice, the legal profession, as well as other stakeholders) have worked together to review the Alberta Rules of Court and produce recommendations for a new set of Rules. The ultimate goal is to increase access to justice for Albertans.
The Queen's Printer has published 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 has also published an electronic version of the new Rules which contains hyperlinks which will permit the user to jump within the document.
to the Rules of Court Committee regarding the new Alberta Rules of Court.
Important Notes from the Rules of Court Committee