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Steps in a civil action

In Alberta, most personal injury actions are brought in the Court of King's Bench. The exceptions include actions for $50,000.00 or less which can be brought in the Civil Division of the Provincial Court, and actions against practitioners employed by the Federal Government that can be brought in the Federal Court.

The steps in an action brought in the Court of King's Bench of Alberta include:

  • pleadings
  • notices to admit
  • affidavits of records
  • questioning for discovery
  • applications
  • service of expert reports
  • trials
  • appeals


In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective March 23, 2020, the majority of our lawyers and employees will be working remotely. All lawyers and employees have the ability to work remotely with access to electronic mail, telephone systems and electronic files. We remain dedicated and committed to helping our clients and providing a high level of legal services.

Our Team

Weir Bowen lawyers have the experience to proceed effectively through all the steps in civil actions.

Whichever lawyer represents you, your case will be supported by the collective knowledge of our entire firm.

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