News & Announcements

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  • Alberta Courts Notice to the Profession & Public : Restricted Access to Courthouses

    Nov 27, 2020
    The Alberta Courts are attempting to balance the open court principle with public health priorities. Given the ongoing public health crisis, the Courts are continuing to take proactive preventative measures to protect justice system participants and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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  • COVID-19: Changes to the Court Schedule for the Week of November 30, 2020

    Nov 27, 2020
    In response to the State of Public Health Emergency declared by the Government on November 24, 2020, the increase in active COVID-19 cases in the Province of Alberta, and the current and anticipated numbers of legal system participants, including Court staff, who may be unable to participate for COVID-19 related reasons, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is announcing the following modifications to its schedule for the week of November 30. Further announcements in respect of the subsequent weeks may follow.
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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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  • Extension of the Cap on Email Filing Fees and the Suspension of Rule 13.41(4) to January 31, 2021

    Oct 1, 2020
    Court of Queen's Bench Administration has extended the cap on email filing fees until January 31, 2021. In addition to regular filing fees, documents that are filed via email will be charged at the rate of $1 per page, capped to a maximum of $20. The Court of Queen's Bench has extended the suspension of Rule 13.41(4) under Master Order #4 to January 31, 2021.
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