When you are going to court, there are some procedures and protocols that you need to follow. You will find information here on court etiquette, court procedures, and appeals and transcripts.
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Acting on one's own behalf in court, without the assistance of a lawyer or other advocate.
These video resources have been produced by Alberta Justice - Resolution Services to assist Albertans going through the divorce process. - There are four vidoes which provide information on the following:
- A guide to divorce where there are dependent children, one spouse prepares the paperwork, and the other spouse is served with that paperwork. This video tells you about: what an uncontested divorce is.
- A guide to divorce without dependent children, one spouse prepares the paperwork, and the other spouse is served with that paperwork. This video tells you about: how to fill in the Statement of Claim for Divorce.
- A guide to divorce where there are dependent children, both spouses do the paperwork together, and come to the courthouse together.
- A guide to divorce where there are no dependent children, both spouses do the paperwork together, and come to the courthouse together.
When a person decides to enter a guilty plea there are a number of steps that he or she can take to hopefully receive a less harsh sentence. This pamphlet outlines some of these steps, as well as present some of the different types of sentences that a guilty person may face. It covers: court procedures, speaking to sentence, types of sentences and pre-sentence reports.
This booklet outlines some basic information you must be aware of if you plead not guilty to an offence and are planning to represent yourself without a lawyer at your trial. It also provides some advice on how to find a lawyer. The booklet explains what happens during the criminal trial process. The information will help you prepare for your trial if you don’t have a lawyer. If you choose to represent yourself, you are still subject to the law, including rules of procedure and the laws of evidence.
This booklet offers some basic information that you should be aware of if you choose to represent yourself in Provincial Court - Family. The booklet focuses on preparing for and conducting a trial when you are not represented by a lawyer. This booklet includes information about:
- Resolution options and services that can help you solve your family law issues
- Making a Family Law Act application in the Provincial Court of Alberta
- Answers to questions many people have
- Court processes and court language
- How to find a lawyer
- Preparing for trial if you do not have a lawyer
The "Landlord and Tenant: What to Do in Court" video provides tips and information on landlord and tenant disputes, what to do in court, and possible decisions a judge may make. Video Transcripts are available in : English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Hindi | Punjabi | Urdu
This court procedure booklet tells you what steps to take when:
- You are making an application in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta;
- You already have a court file (e.g. divorce, matrimonial property, common law property);
- The application you want to make is NOT under the Family Law Act; and
- You have chosen not to get a lawyer and will be representing yourself throughout the court process.
The Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre (MRJC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to building safer and peaceful communities. They provide mediation services to people and groups in conflict (neightbour disputes, family situations between siblings, parents, children or other family members), and restorative justice services to victims and offenders. These services are offered free of charge to anyone in the greater Edmonton region (Alberta).
This primer, “Navigating the Justice System: A Guide for Self-Represented Litigants with Disabilities” is designed for people seeking justice system accommodations for a recognized disability, either physical or cognitive. The Primer is meant to be a practical legal guide to accommodation requests. This resource includes (often hard-to-find) sources for accommodation information, and registering complaints about failures to accommodate, in every province and territory (including email addresses, phone numbers, and web addresses).”