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Expansion of Filing Digital Service (FDS) to Drumheller, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Peace River, St Paul, and Wetaskiwin

Sep 27, 2022

Commencing September 27, 2022, the King's Bench Civil Filing Digital Service (FDS) has expanded to include all Judicial Centres (Drumheller, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Peace River, St Paul, and Wetaskiwin) 

FDS allows lawyers and legal assistants to file a wide range of civil documents not requiring fee waivers electronically, in all Judicial Centres of the Court of King's Bench. Because FDS requires the creation of an account, it is available to lawyers (and legal assistants) and law firms only. This announcement does not apply to filings made by self-represented litigants.

Effective November 1, 2022, use of the FDS filing system will be mandatory for Counsel filing pleadings in civil files in all King's Bench locations in Alberta. A grace period of two weeks shall be observed, until November 15, 2022, before use of FDS for filing these materials will be strictly enforced. Please note that FDS cannot accommodate filings for which payment is waived or from entities that do not currently pay a fee (ie. fee waiver or Legal Aid Certificate, filings by Alberta Justice), and therefore these filings will continue to be accepted by email. For a list of all accepted document types, please visit KB Filing- Accepted Document Types.

Lawyers and legal assistants using FDS must first create an account, if you already have an account to any of the King’s Bench Filing Digital Services, there is no need to create a new one. Instructions for the creation of an account, accepted document types, an overview of FDS, and an additional guide for lawyers and legal assistants are available at the following link: 

King's Bench Filing Digital Service