Alberta Rules of Court Annotated 2018 + CD-ROM
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7890-1
Product Type: Book S.O. + CD-ROM
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: 2020 + 540 pages
Number of Volumes: 2 volumes bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-08-11
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $211.00

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A meaningful interpretation of the rules of civil procedure in Alberta

Alberta Rules of Court Annotated 2018 is a unique collection of all the rules of civil procedure you need to practise before every court in Alberta. Actual extracts from judgments meaningfully help you interpret the rules of civil procedure. Selected and significant case law aids your understanding of the rules and pinpoint references to quoted pages help ensure efficiency. It also includes a comprehensive index to speed up research. Available in two volumes format to ensure portability and ease of access to expert insight on the rules of civil procedure in Alberta, Alberta Rules of Court Annotated 2018 also includes a CD-ROM with fillable forms.

Main Volume – Print All needed practice tools are contained in this portable volume including:

  • Full text of the Alberta Rules of Court, annotated with direct quotations from all significant decisions that interpret and apply the Rules
  • Full text of the Rules regarding appeals to the Court of Appeal, annotated with quotations from all significant decisions that interpret and apply the Rules
  • Rules of Court Schedule B (Court Fees and Witness and Other Allowances) and Schedule C (Tariff of Recoverable Fees)
  • Concordances between the new and old Rules
  • Procedural Charts for practice structure and timelines
  • Practice Notes
  • Class Proceedings Act (Alberta)
  • Table of Cases

Volume Two – Print

  • Forms
  • Surrogate Rules - Full text of the Surrogate Rules, annotated with quotations from all significant decisions, Practice Notes and Forms
  • The Hague Convention
  • Judicial Districts Regulation


  • Includes fillable forms

New in this edition

This new edition contains updates and reports on numerous new developments, rule changes and jurisprudence in the Court, including:

  • Alberta Rules of Court A. R. 390/68 updated to A. R. 85/2016
  • Legislation updated to Alberta Gazette vol. 113: 08 (April 29, 2017) and Canada Gazette vol. 151: 9 (May 3, 2017)
  • Addition of Court of Queen’s Bench for Alberta Summary Conviction Appeal Rules SI/2012-39
  • New and updated Practice Notes, Notices to the Profession, Practice Directions and Practice Directives which include:
  • Notices to the Profession
    • Child Support Applications (NP 2016-01)
    • Section 21 Disclosure Initiative Information Summary (NP 2016-02)
    • Civil and Family Case Management (NP 2016-03)
    • Commercial Practice List Electronic Documents and Bench Copies (NP 2016-04)
    • New Duty Grid Pilot Project (NP 2016-05)
    • Interim Expansion of Matters on the Commercial Practice List (NP 2016-06)
    • Section 7 Orders and Enforcement (NP 2016-07)
    • Mandatory Early Intervention Case Conference Pilot Project for Family Law Matters (NP 2016-08)
    • Assignment of Calgary Case Management Justice (NP 2016-09)
  • Queen’s Bench Civil Practice Note
    • Civil Practice Note 2 Special Applications
  • Queen’s Bench Family Law Practice Notes
    • Practice Note 2 Family Law Chambers
    • Practice Note 9 Intake, Resolution and Caseflow Management - Calgary
  • Court of Appeal Practice Notes
    • Profession Alberta Court of Appeal’s e-Filing initiative (March 20, 2017)


  • Updated commentary and case law:
  • Starratt v. Mamdani 2017 ABCA 92 (Rule 2.6) The appellants appealed a decision  which certified a class action. In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal gave this overview of class actions
  • Gemba Fund One LLC v. Tolosa Development Corp. 2016 ABCA 241 (Rule 6.25) This cases discusses "proprietary" injunctions
  • McDonald v. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 2016 ABCA 375 (Rule 7.3) In this decision, the Court discusses rule 7.3 and the requirements for the application of this rule.
  • Chisholm v. Lindsay 2017 ABCA 21  (Rule 9.2) In this case, the court discusses the fact that a judgment or order of the court, not the reasons given, is the governing document.
  • Mikkelsen v. Truman Development Corp. 2016 ABQB 255 (Rule 10.29)  Justice Erb discussed the concept of “successful party”.
  • T. (R.) v. L. (T.) 2017 ABCA 69 (Rule 13.5) Justice Slatter reviews the principles regarding  applications to extend time to appeal.
  • Jordan v. De Wet 2016 ABCA 366 (Rule 14.5) The court discusses the tests for granting leave to vexatious litigants.
  • Tole v. Lucki (Guardian ad litem of) 2017 ABCA 79 (Rule 14.8) In this case the court looked at affidavits sworn by legal assistants and determined that they were unacceptable except for non-controversial matters.
  • Rensonnet v. Uttl 2016 ABCA 316 (Rule 14.9) The court reviews the ability of a party to appeal costs.
  • Hok v. Grand Prairie’s Crown Prosecutors Office 2016 ABCA 356 (Rule 14.92) In this case the court reviews the term “sufficiently irregular” in Rule 14.92(e).


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About the Author
Allan A. Fradsham, is a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a civil litigator for many years with the Calgary firm, MacKimmie Matthews.