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  • Edmonton Review Office - Partial Closure

    Nov 26, 2020
    Effective immediately and until December 7, 2020, due to staffing shortages, the Edmonton Review Office will be closed for administrative inquiries (i.e. in-person/telephone/email inquiries and new bookings). All previously scheduled hearings with the Edmonton Review Officer will proceed during this time. If you wish to adjourn or cancel an upcoming hearing that is already scheduled, please email Dennis.Pawlowski@albertacourts.ca.
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  • Jury Selection - COVID-19 Exemptions

    Nov 25, 2020
    If you have been summonsed to attend jury selection, you may apply for an exemption to the requirement to attend jury selection if: you have health concerns that make you more vulnerable to COVID-19; or you live with or are required to provide care for an individual who has health concerns that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19. An exemption may be applied for by completing and returning the jury summons which was mailed to you to by the Clerk's Office. The instructions for doing so can be found in the package. ​ An online version of the Jury Summary Response form is available here: https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/jury ​
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  • New Form of Affidavit of Applicant for Divorce (FL-23 and FL-24) – Grace Period

    Nov 2, 2020
    Recent amendments to the Alberta Rules of Court have prescribed new forms of Affidavit of Applicant for Divorce (Form FL-23) and Affidavit of Applicants for Divorce (Joint) (Form FL-24) effective November 1, 2020. It is the responsibility of litigants or their counsel to ensure that, starting on November 1, 2020, they are fully complying with these new forms. However, to ensure continued access to justice for litigants, a grace period will be observed until January 1, 2021 before the requirement for compliance will be strictly enforced.
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  • Notice to the Profession & Public - Suspension of Family Practice Note 9 (Red Deer Only)

    Oct 23, 2020
    Effective immediately, Family Practice Note 9 – Intake, Resolution and Caseflow Management – Calgary and Red Deer – will remain in effect in Calgary only.
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  • New Naming Convention for Emergency Masters matters

    Oct 20, 2020
    Resolution and Court Administration Services has added a new naming convention for Emergency Masters matters. For more information, please see the full announcement.
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  • Desk Applications Presentation and Information Session - Oct. 26, 2020 at 12:30pm

    Oct 16, 2020
    On October 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm, the Court of Queen's Bench will be hosting a Webex Presentation called "Desk Applications: The Role of Quality Materials in a Digital World...and Always". For more information, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Trial and Full Day Special Booking - Spring 2021 Term

    Oct 1, 2020
    The Court of Queen's Bench will resume scheduling Civil, Family and Commercial Trials and full day specials between January 4, 2021 and July 2, 2021. To request a Family, Civil or Commercial trial or full day special, you must complete the Family, Civil and Commercial Triage Form in full.
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  • UPDATED - New Date: Family Town Hall Meeting - Meeting Notice & Agenda (Calgary & Edmonton) - Sept. 29, 2020

    Sep 16, 2020
    UPDATED - NEW DATE: There will be a virtual Family Town Hall Meeting for members of the Bar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm in both Edmonton and Calgary.
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  • News Release - Jury Trials Resumption

    Sep 10, 2020
    Jury selection and jury trials, paused since the March 15, 2020, suspension of regular Court operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are scheduled to resume in off-site locations throughout the province, with the first jury selections having been conducted this morning in Edmonton for jury trials commencing on September 14, 2020. The first scheduled jury trial in Calgary is slated to start on September 28, 2020.
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  • Fall In-person and Remote Hearings

    Sep 10, 2020
    Commercing September 8, 2020, all matters with viva voce evidence including criminal, family and civil trials will be heard entirely in person in COVID-safe courtrooms. If any remote witnesses or video conference testimony is required, the exact date and times of the testimony must be scheduled with the appropriate Court Coordinator at least two weeks in advance. This is subject to resource availability. Remote testimony must still be approved by the presiding Justice but needs to be arranged in advance.
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