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​Tribunal hearings

A tribunal hearing provides the parties an opportunity to tell the tribunal their positions. The tribunal is a neutral decision-maker with experience, knowledge, and training in human rights laws and issues. The upcoming tribunal hearing schedule is available.

Format of hearings

All tribunal hearings are held electronically, through the Zoom platform. A party may make an application to have the hearing held in person if they have an accommodation or believe an electronic hearing would be unfair. Review the practice direction on requests for changes to hearing format​ for more information. 


You have the option of representing yourself or finding someone​ to help you present your case during the tribunal hearing process.

A lawyer or other authorized representative may act on your behalf by preparing your case and making arguments during the hearing. If you decide to have a lawyer or someone else who charges a fee represent you, you will be responsible for paying that fee.

A party to a complaint who is under 18 years of age, or who lacks the mental capacity to participate in the process, may be represented by a litigation representative.

The Human Rights Project, part of Student Legal Services, helps some self-represented people in the Edmonton area who cannot afford a lawyer.


Revised: May 12, 2022

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