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  • Announcement from King's Bench Operations - Issues with Accessing Filings by Email

    Apr 20, 2023
    Please be advised that Microsoft is experiencing a North America wide global issue with its online applications. As a result, the Edmonton King’s Bench Operation location has been experiencing issues with accessing filings submitted by email since April 19, 2023. Counsel is asked to file any and all eligible documents on the various Filing Digital Services to reduce filing delays. In Edmonton only, urgent submissions, that can not be filed digitally and that include limitation periods or filing deadlines, can be filed at the counter. Thank you in advance for your patience while the technical teams try and resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
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  • Referral to Case Resolution Counsel increased income eligibility cap

    Mar 16, 2023
    Effective immediately, in conjunction with the increase in the income eligibility cap for Court and Justice Services Family Mediation Service from $40,000 to $60,000, the Court of King’s Bench is increasing the income eligibility cap for referrals to Case Resolution Counsel from Family Docket Court from $70,000 to $90,000. For further details, please refer to full announcement.
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  • New Civil and Family Booking Forms to replace "Triage" form

    Mar 14, 2023
    Please be advised that the court has removed the Civil/Family/Commercial Triage Form and replaced it with two new scheduling forms that are to be emailed to the appropriate coordinator: Special Chambers Booking Form and Trial Booking Form. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Notice to the Profession and Public - Use of Electronic and Wireless Devices in Courtrooms

    Mar 2, 2023
    All parties attending a bar admission ceremony are reminded that the Courts’ policies on the use of electronic and wireless devices in courtrooms continue to apply. The taking of photos and videos is prohibited without the permission of the presiding Justice.
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  • Update to Commercial Court Case Management Application (CCM)

    Mar 1, 2023
    Effective March 2, 2023, the Commercial Court Case Management application (CCM) will be releasing functionality. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Profile on The Honourable Justice Sherry Kachur

    Jan 16, 2023
    A profile on The Honourable Justice Sherry Kachur, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
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  • UPDATE - Edmonton Law Courts – Power Outage

    Jan 9, 2023
    The South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts was evacuated at 2:45 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, as a result of a power outage. Investigation and repair work undertaken by Alberta Infrastructure remain underway. As of January 9, 2023, the South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts remains closed. Power to portions of the South Tower is being restored for January 10, which will allow for the return of some matters to South Tower courtrooms. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Edmonton Law Courts – Power Outage

    Jan 4, 2023
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  • Announcement from Court & Justice Services (CJS): King's Bench Christmas Closure & Filings Dec 24, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 inclusive

    Dec 19, 2022
    The Court of King's Bench Clerk's Office will be closed for Christmas Closure from December 24, 2022 through January 2, 2023, inclusive. The Clerk's Office will not be accepting e-mail filings during the Christmas Closure, and similarly courthouses will not be open to allow access to filing drop boxes or the counters. Filing should be provided to the Clerks' office by 4 pm on December 23, whether through email or drop box.
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  • New King's Bench General Practice Notes 1-4 - Effective January 1, 2023

    Dec 8, 2022
    The Court of King’s Bench is consolidating, clarifying and re-issuing its practice directives, in an effort to make them easier to find and understand. As part of this project, a number of directives contained in Notices to Profession and Public are being re-issued in the form of new Practice Notes. Court of King’s Bench General Practice Notes 1 – 4 will come into effect January 1, 2023.
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