Alberta Protocol for Remote Questioning

The Alberta Protocol for Remote Questioning was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow court matters to progress despite various "physical distancing" measures which preclude in-person questioning. A consistent and widely adopted Protocol for use of videoconferencing will give the parties confidence that questioning will proceed in an organized way while minimizing disputes about procedures and technology and reducing uncertainty about what may be admitted as evidence by a court. It is expected that the Protocol will be primarily used by litigants and their lawyers in civil and family matters. However, the Protocol is also available to self-represented litigants who wish to use it.