Part of Courts

Alberta court locations

Find your nearest location and its sitting dates.

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal is the only appeals court in Alberta.

It hears civil and criminal appeals for:

  • most Court of King's Bench decisions
  • some Court of Justice decisions
  • some administrative tribunals’ decisions

Court of King's Bench

The Court of King's Bench is the superior trial court of Alberta.

It hears:

  • civil trials, including all claims over $100,000
  • criminal trials for serious Criminal Code offences
  • jury trials
  • appeals of Court of Justice decisions

The Court also:

  • deals with foreclosure, bankruptcy, insolvency and other civil matters
  • oversees the probate – official proving – and administration of estate matters

Court of Justice

The Court of Justice is the main entry point into Alberta’s court system.

It deals with civil claims up to $100,000 and the majority of:

  • adult criminal cases
  • youth criminal cases
  • family matters – except divorce and matrimonial property
  • traffic offences