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  • Revised Family Practice Note 6 - Effective July 1, 2022

    Jun 7, 2022
    A revised Court of Queen’s Bench Family Practice Note 6, providing additional clarity and direction in respect of inter-jurisdictional child custody and inter-jurisdictional parental abduction applications, will come into effect on July 1, 2022.
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  • UPDATED: Extension of the Cap on Email Filing Fees To October 31, 2022

    Jun 6, 2022
    Court of Queen’s Bench Administration has extended the cap on email, digital and fax filing fees until October 31, 2022. In addition to regular filing fees, documents that are filed digitally, by email or by fax will be charged at the rate of $1 per page, capped to a maximum of $20.
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  • Online Gladue Report Request/ Demande en ligne de rapport Gladue

    May 18, 2022
    The Alberta Courts are piloting a system for completing Gladue Report Request forms through an online portal. Les tribunaux de l’Alberta lancent un projet pilote constitué d’un processus permettant de faire une demande en ligne de rapport Gladue.
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  • Launch of the Surrogate Digital Service

    May 16, 2022
    Effective June 15, 2022, Alberta lawyers will be able to file applications for certain types of grants in surrogate matters using the online Surrogate Digital Service (SDS). An instruction page for the use of SDS, including a list of key dates for counsel, is now available, here:
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  • New Court Information Access Guide for Alberta

    May 6, 2022
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and Provincial Court of Alberta, have released a new Court Information Access Guide for Alberta. The CIAGA replaces the former Alberta Courts Public and Media Access Guide and applies to all proceedings in the Alberta courts. Lawyers, members of the public, and media wanting to access court information should familiarize themselves with the new CIAGA.
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    Apr 25, 2022
    Effective June 15, 2022, applications for most grants typically issued in connection with surrogate matters will require completion of new Grant Application (GA) forms. Members of the Law Society of Alberta will also be permitted to apply for certain types of grants using an electronic system called the Surrogate Digital Service. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • UPDATED: Announcement from Court and Justice Services (CJS): New Email Filing Procedures & Naming Conventions

    Apr 20, 2022
    UPDATED Announcement : A designated naming convention must be followed for all emails sent to the Court of Queen’s Bench which contain documents for filing. If the naming convention as outlined is not followed, your documents will be sent back to you unfiled, advising you did not use the proper naming convention for the covering email. For full filing details, including specific naming conventions and examples, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Retirement Profile On The Honourable Justice Alan D. Macleod

    Mar 21, 2022
    A Retirement Profile of the Honourable Justice Alan D. Macleod.
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  • New Civil Practice Notes 1 and 3 - Effective April 14, 2022

    Mar 15, 2022
    The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is engaged in a project to consolidate and clarify its processes as set out in its Practice Notes, Notices to Profession and Public, and Announcements. As a first step in this project, effective April 14, 2022, Court of Queen’s Bench Civil Practice Notes 1 and 2 will be consolidated into a new Civil Practice Note 1: Justice and Masters’ Chambers. Civil Practice Notes 3 and 6 will be consolidated into a new Civil Practice Note 3: Class Proceedings.
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  • Limited Release of the Court Case Management (CCM) Digital Service for Commercial

    Mar 14, 2022
    On March 15, 2022, there will be an initial beta release of the Court Case Management (CCM) on-line digital service; a service of the Government of Alberta’s Justice Digital initiative.
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