As part of their response to COVID-19, the Legal Services Division of the Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General has developed a new procedure that will allow civil litigants to serve certain court documents on the Alberta Crown and Ministers via email. The details of this procedure are as follows:
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What may be served: only commencement documents, as defined in the Alberta Rules of Court.
- Who may be served: only Her Majesty the Queen in right of Alberta, the Premier of Alberta and/or any Provincial Minister.
- When is service effective: only once a lawyer responds in writing to your email and admits service of the commencement document
For any other service issues, please consult the
Alberta Rules of Court
or applicable legislation. Communications related to Administrative Tribunal proceedings will still be handled in accordance with established procedures.
There is also a new distinct email address for service of constitutional matters. Notices of Constitutional Questions to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta should be served on:
Constitutional and Aboriginal Law
Justice and Solicitor General
Floor Oxford Tower
10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2Z2