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Launch of Criminal Summary Disposition Court

May 5, 2020

The Court is now hearing Criminal Summary Dispositions via Webex in cases where all parties agree to proceed in this manner.  Requests for a Criminal Summary Disposition Hearing must be made by completing the Summary Disposition Hearing Request Form online.  The Court is continuing to follow the Hub model for these hearings – please ensure you select the correct Hub for the Judicial Centre the file is located in.  The Justice will appear remotely from the Hub location but the file will remain in its original jurisdiction and it will be clerked there.  The list of roster Justices and schedule will be posted online.

Judicial Hubs of Calgary and Edmonton

  • Edmonton Hub includes St. Paul, Hinton, Peace River and Fort McMurray

  • Calgary Hub includes Drumheller and Grande Prairie

The schedule for the Edmonton and Calgary Hub is posted online.  Hearings can be requested for ½ hour, 1 hour or ½ day on Mondays and Wednesdays (subject to change).  For longer hearings, please submit the form for the requested Justice but without dates to the appropriate Court Coordinator who will provide you with availability.

Judicial Hubs of Red Deer and Lethbridge

  • Red Deer Hub includes Wetaskiwin  

  • Lethbridge Hub includes Medicine Hat

Hearings for the Red Deer and Lethbridge Hubs will be scheduled during existing duty weeks.  Please complete the Summary Disposition Hearing Request Form online including duration of the hearing and you will be contacted with availability.

You will receive a scheduling confirmation from the Court once the matter has been scheduled.  This will include information regarding providing any materials to the court such as scheduling submissions and documents to be marked as exhibits at the hearing. Webex information will be provided closer to the hearing.

The Summary Disposition Court Hearing Request Form, schedule and roster is available here