Civil Procedure

Forms and Precedents

Last revised Feb. 9, 2023

Case Law 

For more information on finding cases see our research guide: Finding and Researching Cases


Alberta Court Judgments

A collection of the judgments of the Alberta Courts is available from CanLII. The official version of the reasons for judgment is the signed original or handwritten endorsement in the court file. If there is a question about the content of a judgment, the original court file takes precedence.


The Canadian Abridgment available on: Westlaw Canada

All Canadian Summaries, Canadian Case Summaries and Canada Digest are available on: LexisAdvance® Quicklaw® 





Civil Procedure Encyclopedia

Civil Procedure Encyclopedia by W.A. Stevenson, J.E. Côté Table of Contents

This multi-volume legal encyclopedia covers all common-law Canada and England. It is arranged by subject. It doesn’t provide a Table of Statutes or Regulations to follow. It’s content is more relevant to court procedures and rules.

Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

Canadian encyclopedic digest (C.E.D.) (Western) available electronically through Westlaw Canada

Sections related to civil procedure include:

  • Courts 
  • Injunctions
  • Judgments and Orders
  • Trials

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada

Halsbury’s laws of Canada is a multi-volume set includes coverage of Federal, Provincial & Territorial legislation. Also available electronically through: LexisAdvance® Quicklaw®

This encyclopedia explains the legislation and cases which govern civil procedure issues in every jurisdiction in Canada, allowing you to quickly locate, contextualize and apply the basic elements of the law.

There is a single volume dedicated to Civil Procedure



Additional full-text articles are available electronically through:

  • LexisAdvance® Quicklaw®
  • Westlaw Canada – contains a collection of Canadian journals and law reviews, as well as all articles and case comments appearing in Carswell law reports.
  • HeinOnline – provides full-text access to Canadian and international law reviews and legal journals.



Alberta Courts The web site is divided into three main areas: Alberta Court of Justice, Court of King’s Bench, and Court of Appeal.

Alberta Court of Justice

Alberta Court of Justice – Civil Claims (up to $50,000) sub-heading under areas of law provides resources to understand the basics of a civil claim.  Including many of the forms required, an outline of the process, a glossary of terms, and links to various other relevant resources. 

Court of King's Bench

Court of King’s Bench (civil litigation over $50,000) sub-heading under areas of law maintains access to most of the forms needed to proceed at this level of court.  These publications provide information on getting and enforcing a judgment and more specific points of procedure for the taxation office. Civil practice notes are also included with specific directions regarding the use of technology in civil litigation. 

Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal sub-heading under Registry > Filing information > Filing, Fees and Forms you can find the information and forms you need to file.  The Consolidated Practice Directions can be found under publications.

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