Alberta Law Reform Institute
The Alberta Law Reform Institute is the official law reform agency for the province of Alberta. It provides independent comprehensive advice to the Government of Alberta and other agencies to ensure that the law and administration of justice are kept up to date and serve Albertans to the best extent possible.
Dedicated to advancing just and effective laws through independent legal research, consultation and analysis.
Estate Administration Act Proclaimed in Force Effective June 1, 2015
The Estate Administration Act will be proclaimed in force effective June 1, 2015 as per Order in Council 85/2015.
Many of the key provisions in the Act track closely to the recommendations contained in ALRI's Final Report 102 - Estate Administration and Report for Discussion 19 - Order of Application of Assets in Satisfaction of Debts and Liabilities. The Alberta Law Reform Institute and Alberta Justice worked independently, but cooperatively to produce this legislation.Read more ...
The Alberta Law Reform Institute publishes Final Report 106 - Assisted Reproduction After Death: Parentage and Implications
The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published Final Report 106 - Assisted Reproduction After Death: Parentage and Implications.
The idea of recognising parentage and inheritance rights for children born after the death of one of their genetic parents has been part of the common law for centuries. However, these provisions have only applied to children en ventre sa mère. In other words, parentage and inheritance rights are bestowed upon those children who are in utero at the time of a parent's death, provided they are subsequently born alive.Read more ...