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  • Revised Family Practice Note 4 (FPN4) - Effective November 1, 2022

    Oct 17, 2022
    The Court has posted to its website a revised Family Practice Note 4 (FPN4), which is effective November 1, 2022. The revised FPN4 replaces references to the Dispute Resolution / Child Support Resolution Officer processes in Calgary and Edmonton with a common process in both centres under the King’s Bench Child Support Resolution Program (KBCSRP). For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Amendments to Documents Upon Demise of the Crown

    Oct 17, 2022
    As a result of the demise of the Crown, and under section 2.1 of the Court of Queen’s Bench Act, RSA 2000, c C-31, the name of the Court of Queen’s Bench has been automatically changed to the Court of King’s Bench. Any new proceedings involving the Crown should describe the Crown as “Rex” or “His Majesty the King”.
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  • Family Town Hall Meetings - October 12, 2022 - Edmonton and Calgary

    Sep 29, 2022
    The Court of King’s Bench invites members of the Alberta Bar to Family Law Town Hall Meetings in Calgary and Edmonton on October 12, 2022, at 12:30 pm.
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  • Expansion of Filing Digital Service (FDS) to Drumheller, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Peace River, St Paul, and Wetaskiwin

    Sep 27, 2022
    Commencing September 27, 2022, the King's Bench Civil Filing Digital Service (FDS) has expanded to include all Judicial Centres (Drumheller, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Peace River, St Paul, and Wetaskiwin)
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  • Submissions From Junior Counsel At The Court Of King's Bench

    Sep 23, 2022
    The Court of King’s Bench welcomes the opportunity to hear from newer counsel, who often play a significant role in the drafting of written submissions and have in-depth knowledge of the case before the Court.
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  • Court To Remain Open on Monday, September 19, 2022

    Sep 15, 2022
    The Court of King's Bench of Alberta will continue to hear matters on Monday, September 19, 2022. Most court operations will be unaffected by the Provincial Day of Mourning, though presiding Justices and Applications Judges may have brief adjournments at 10:00am to allow for a moment of silence.
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  • Updated Notice to Attend Family Docket Court - Effective September 19, 2022

    Sep 13, 2022
    The Notice to Attend Family Docket Court has been updated. Effective September 30, 2022, the updated Notice to Attend Family Docket Court form must be used, and the previous form will be rejected by the Clerks’ Office if submitted for filing.
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  • Grace Period for Forms and Filings

    Sep 9, 2022
    There are a significant number of Forms and Templates posted to the Court’s website and elsewhere that contain references to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and/or Her Majesty the Queen. Counsel and litigants are encouraged to adopt the new nomenclature in filings. However, the Court will continue to accept Forms and other filed documents that refer to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and/or Her Majesty the Queen, until further notice.
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  • Statement on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    Sep 8, 2022
    On behalf of Alberta’s Courts, on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we extend our heartful sympathies to Her Late Majesty’s eldest son, King Charles III, and to all members of the Royal Family.
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  • Return to In-Person Chambers and Process for Orders and Filing

    Sep 7, 2022
    Litigants are encouraged to process all Orders electronically either by email or on the Filing Digital Service. Proposed Orders can be submitted in advance for uploading to Sharepoint and electronic signing. For email filing procedures please see []. In order to avoid delays, please remember to use the proper naming conventions for email filing.
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