Based on the current state of the pandemic, it has been determined that it is possible to proceed with all matters currently scheduled in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta for the week of February 1, 2021 and subsequent weeks.
The Court’s schedule may continue to change, subject to developments in the pandemic. Parties and counsel are encouraged to check the Court’s website regularly for any further announcements.
Counsel and parties are advised to be aware of the following, in respect of hearings scheduled.
I. Matters Requiring Oral Evidence
All Trials and other hearings involving witnesses who are required to give oral evidence will proceed in person, at the appropriate courthouse.
Any request to have a witness give oral evidence by videoconference must be made to either Chief Justice Moreau or Associate Chief Justice Nielsen.
II. All Other Matters:
All other matters, ie. all matters not requiring oral evidence, will be heard remotely. Parties and Counsel are directed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta website for instructions on the conduct of remote proceedings.
III. Booking of New Matters
The booking of new Civil, Family and Commercial Trials, and lengthy Specials will resume February 1, 2021.