As of April 1, 2023, Alberta’s front-line, trial-level court is known as the Alberta Court of Justice.
Previously known as the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Justice is the first point of contact for individuals interacting with the justice system in Alberta. The name change more accurately reflects the Court’s independence and responsibilities.
“Over the past five decades, Alberta’s front-line, trial-level court has grown in size and complexity, and has evolved to meet the changing needs of the province and its people. We have asked for this new name to reflect that growth and that evolution. The name Alberta Court of Justice more clearly communicates the nature, purpose, and independence of our work on behalf of Albertans,” Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice Derek Redman said.
There will be a grace period during which time documents that use the outdated name and terminology will be considered to be valid, and previous versions of court forms will be accepted.