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Civil Procedure and Practice in Alberta, 2023 Edition – Student Edition

**This title is to be purchased by students only**

This practitioner’s quick reference guide is a useful, reliable and concise resource for conducting a civil action in Alberta. It contains summaries with analysis of legal principles, tests and practice points, accompanied by reference to the leading cases throughout. This is a student edition.

Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 2,096 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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Published: July 27, 2023
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433526957

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**This title is to be purchased by students only**

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Though the law of civil procedure has always been an integral part of the justice system, its role has evolved over time. Today, more and more, management of litigation falls to the parties, rather than the courts. As the authors state in the Preface to this volume, “The increasing volume and complexity of our civil procedure suggests that modern procedural law is itself a substantive body of law that must be navigated in order to successfully take an action through trial.” This book is the ideal companion for that journey.

Up-to-date and indispensable
Civil Procedure and Practice in Alberta, 2023 Edition is an annotated version of the Alberta Rules of Court. Written by a litigator and a judge with decades of combined experience, this practitioner's guide provides commentary, case law and practice notes that offer invaluable insight into the increasingly complex process of conducting a civil action. In addition, it collects in one place the court practice notes, forms statutes and regulations often referred to in the course of a civil action.

Easy to access and navigate, this resource will be an indispensable aid for civil litigators, family law lawyers, and judges looking for guidance on the interpretation of the Rules. In particular, Civil Procedure and Practice in Alberta, 2023 Edition will be useful for:

  • Civil litigation and family law lawyers who will refer to it often – either in the courtroom or in the office
  • Judges who will find it to be a useful resource for their work inside and out of the courtroom
  • Law schools/law libraries who will find it to be a valuable resource/textbook for law students, faculty and other borrowers

What's New in the 2023 Edition

  • Extensive updates to the commentary in each of Parts 1 through 14 of the annotated Rules, with some sections rewritten entirely
  • Amendments to the Surrogate Rules, including the addition of the new Part 3.1
  • Addition of new court forms, Practice Notes and Notices to the Profession and Public
  • Updated discussion of practice issues such as:
    • Originating application for judicial review under Rule 3.15
    • Extension of time for service under Rule. 3.27
    • Sequence of exchange of experts’ reports under Rule 5.35
    • Making an application without notice under Rule 6.4
    • Charging orders for payment of lawyer’s charges under Rule 10.4
    • Court-ordered costs awards under Rule 10.32

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Table of contents


Part 1: Foundational Rules
Part 2: The Parties to Litigation
Part 3: Court Actions
Part 4: Managing Litigation
Part 5: Disclosure of Information
Part 6: Resolving Issues and Preserving Rights
Part 7: Resolving Claims Without Full Trial
Part 8: Trial
Part 9: Judgments and Orders
Part 10: Lawyers’ Charges, Recoverable Costs of Litigation, and Sanctions
Part 11: Service of Documents
Part 12: Family Law Rules
Part 13: Technical Rules
Part 14: Appeals
Part 15: Transitional Provisions and Coming into Force

Schedule A: Forms
Schedule B: Court Fees and Witness and Other Allowances
Schedule C: Tariff of Recoverable Fees
Appendix – Definitions

Part 1: Non-Contentious Matters
Part 2: Contentious Matters
Part 3: Accounting
Part 3.1: Electronic System
Part 5: Transitional, Repeal, and Commencement
Schedule 1: Legal and Personal Representative Compensation
Schedule 2: Court Fees
Schedule 3 : Forms

Court of King's Bench of Alberta Criminal Procedure Rules
Criminal Procedure Rules Forms

Notices to the Profession and Public
Criminal Practice Notes
Civil Practice Notes
Commercial Practice Notes
Family Practice Notes

Notices to the Profession and Public
Consolidated Practice Directions of the Court of Appeal of Alberta
The Court of Appeal of Alberta Criminal Appeal Rules

Alberta Evidence Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. A-18
Civil Enforcement Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. C-15 (sections 1-8, 16-25, and 85-105)
Civil Enforcement Regulation, Alta. Reg 276/95; Alta. Reg. 221/2017 (sections 1-3 and 35.01-48.1)
Class Proceedings Act, S.A. 2003, c. C-16.5
Contributory Negligence Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. C-27
Court of Appeal Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. C-30 (sections 1-12)
Court of King’s Bench Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. C-31 (sections 1-16.2)
Extra-Provincial Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-14
Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, S.A. 2002, c. I-3.5
Interpretation Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. I-8
Interprovincial Subpoena Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. I-9
Judgment Interest Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. J-1
Judgment Interest Regulation, Alta. Reg. 215/2011
Judicature Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. J-2
Jury Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. J-3
Jury Act Regulation, Alta. Reg. 68/83
Limitations Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. L-12
Proceedings Against the Crown Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. P-25
Provincial Court Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. P-31 (sections 1, 2, 9.1-9.51, 9.6-9.9, 22-68)
Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. R-6
Tort-Feasors Act, R.S.A. 2000, c.T-5

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