Proposed Amendments

Schedule C and contingency fees on disbursements consultation

The new Rules which came into effect on November 1, 2010 did not make any changes to the amounts of the assessable costs in Schedule C – the Tariff of Recoverable Fees. The Alberta Law Reform Institute, which was instrumental in drafting the new Rules, viewed the appropriate amounts as being beyond the scope of the project.  As a result of inquiries received, the Rules of Court Committee has decided to re-examine the Schedule.

The Rules of Court Committee is now requesting comments from the Bar on the Tariff of Recoverable Fees, and on a related issue with respect to charging contingency fees on disbursements. Submissions are requested by September 30, 2013, and should be sent to:  RCC@albertacourts.ca, or Barb Turner, Q.C., Secretary, Rules of Court Committee, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8. The Bar is invited to comment on any aspect of the Schedule, although the linked discussion document is intended to highlight some of the issues identified to date.
 
 
Civil Appeal Rules consultation
 
The new Rules which came into effect on November 1, 2010 did not contain new rules governing appellate practice. The Rules of Court Committee, with input from the Alberta Law Reform Institute, has now prepared a new set of draft Appeal Rules.
 
The Rules of Court Committee is now requesting comments from the Bar on the draft Appeal Rules. Submissions are requested by October 15, 2013, and should be sent to: RCC@albertacourts.ca, or Barb Turner, Q.C., Secretary, Rules of Court Committee, 9833 109
Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8. The Bar is invited to comment on any aspect of the draft
Appeal Rules. See linked discussion document for some of the highlights of the proposed provisions as well as a draft table of concordance and consultation draft.
 
 
Please note: Any comments or submissions received by the Rules of Court Committee in response to a request for feedback, including the name of the individual or organization that provided the comment or submission, will be considered public information and may be used or disclosed by the Rules of Court Committee to assist in evaluating or revising the Rules. This may include posting the comments or submissions on this site.
 
This information is collected for the purpose of assisting the Rules of Court Committee in discharging its ongoing statutory role in examining the Rules and making recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General from time to time regarding amendments to the Rules.
 
Questions about the collection and use of this information can be directed to the Rules of Court Committee, in care of Barb Turner, Q.C. (Acting Secretary), 5th Floor, Bowker Building, 9833 – 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2E8, Email: Barb.Turner@gov.ab.ca.

 

Schedule C and contingency fees on disbursements consultation

The new Rules which came into effect on November 1, 2010 did not make any changes to the amounts of the assessable costs in Schedule C – the Tariff of Recoverable Fees. The Alberta Law Reform Institute, which was instrumental in drafting the new Rules, viewed the appropriate amounts as being beyond the scope of the project.  As a result of inquiries received, the Rules of Court Committee has decided to re-examine the Schedule.

The Rules of Court Committee is now requesting comments from the Bar on the Tariff of Recoverable Fees, and on a related issue with respect to charging contingency fees on disbursements. Submissions are requested by September 30, 2013, and should be sent to:  RCC@albertacourts.ca, or Barb Turner, Q.C., Secretary, Rules of Court Committee, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8. The Bar is invited to comment on any aspect of the Schedule, although the linked discussion document is intended to highlight some of the issues identified to date.
 
 
Civil Appeal Rules consultation
 
The new Rules which came into effect on November 1, 2010 did not contain new rules governing appellate practice. The Rules of Court Committee, with input from the Alberta Law Reform Institute, has now prepared a new set of draft Appeal Rules.
 
The Rules of Court Committee is now requesting comments from the Bar on the draft Appeal Rules. Submissions are requested by October 15, 2013, and should be sent to: RCC@albertacourts.ca, or Barb Turner, Q.C., Secretary, Rules of Court Committee, 9833 109
Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8. The Bar is invited to comment on any aspect of the draft
Appeal Rules. See linked discussion document for some of the highlights of the proposed provisions as well as a draft table of concordance and consultation draft.
 
 
Please note: Any comments or submissions received by the Rules of Court Committee in response to a request for feedback, including the name of the individual or organization that provided the comment or submission, will be considered public information and may be used or disclosed by the Rules of Court Committee to assist in evaluating or revising the Rules. This may include posting the comments or submissions on this site.
 
This information is collected for the purpose of assisting the Rules of Court Committee in discharging its ongoing statutory role in examining the Rules and making recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General from time to time regarding amendments to the Rules.
 
Questions about the collection and use of this information can be directed to the Rules of Court Committee, in care of Barb Turner, Q.C. (Acting Secretary), 5th Floor, Bowker Building, 9833 – 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2E8, Email: Barb.Turner@gov.ab.ca.