Provincial Court of Alberta, Civil (Small Claims Court)
Small claims court with a monetary jurisdiction of $25 000, employing pre-trial settlement conferences and mandatory mediation.
|1971||Modern Provincial Court established|
|2002||Most recent increase of monetary jurisdiction, to $25 000|
There are no formal Rules of Court governing the Court's procedure. The Act sets out most of the procedural requirements. Where the Act on regulations do not provide for specific practice or procedure, the Court may apply or modify the Alberta Rules of Court (Queen's Bench Rules) as needed. ...]
- Cases in the Court are heard by provincially appointed judges.
- The monetary jurisdiction is $25 000.
- Pre-trial conferences may be used to encourage parties to settle, or identify key issues if settlement is not achieved.
- Cases may be referred to mandatory mediation sessions.