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  • Restorative Justice Committee - Communique

    Jul 14, 2020
    The Court of Queen’s Bench has launched a Restorative Justice Committee to study the possibility of creating a referral process for appropriate court matters to a restorative justice process (RJ).
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  • Guidelines for Documents filed by Email or Digital Upload

    Jul 8, 2020
    To facilitate the effective receipt, handling, management and use of these documents by Court staff and the judiciary, the Court has prepared the guidelines, applicable to all documents filed by email or digital upload. All counsel and parties are expected to comply with these Guidelines to the greatest extent permitted by their technological resources.
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  • Protection Orders On Notice and Family Docket Court

    Jul 6, 2020
    Commencing immediately, any applications on notice for a Restraining Order or Queen’s Bench Protection Order may proceed directly to Family Chambers without having to first attend in Family Docket Court.
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  • Rescheduling Child Support Applications and Variation Applications Adjourned by Master Orders

    Jun 30, 2020
    Effective immediately, all child support applications and child support variation applications that were adjourned from Regular Family Chambers by the Court’s Master Orders during the period March 16, 2020 to June 26, 2020, may be scheduled to Regular Family Chambers between June 29, 2017 and July 17, 2020 without first having to attend in Family Docket Court.
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  • Electronic Without Notice Desk Applications - Family Matters

    Jun 20, 2020
    The Court is now processing electronic Without Notice Applications in Family matters, based on urgency.
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  • Remote Half Day Civil, Applications Judges and Family Special Chambers - Province-wide

    Jun 19, 2020
    Effective June 24, 2020, the Court will commence scheduling half day Special Justice, Family and Applications Judges Chambers applications remotely via Webex video and audio in Edmonton, Calgary and Regional locations.
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  • COVID-19 Update: Bookings for Reviews and Assessments

    Jun 15, 2020
    The Calgary and Edmonton Review Offices are now booking appointments for review and assessment hearings by telephone. Where possible, priority for telephone hearings will be given to reviews and assessments that were adjourned pursuant to the Court’s COVID-19 Master Orders.
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  • Criminal Voir Dires in Writing

    Jun 1, 2020
    Effective immediately, where the accused is represented by Counsel and where Crown and Defence Counsel consent to waive the conduct of an oral hearing and cross-examination on affidavit evidence, voir dires or other pre-trial applications involving Criminal Code offences (excepting cases involving ss. 276/278 of the Criminal Code which contain specific hearing requirements) may be submitted to the Court with affidavit evidence and written argument (along with an electronic copy of video tape in the case of a s. 715.1 voir dire) to be considered by way of desk application.
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  • Remote Regular Chambers/Duty - Province-Wide

    May 28, 2020
    Effective June 3 2020, the Court will commence hearing regular Justice, Family and Applications Judges Chambers applications (with an anticipated length of 20 minutes or less) remotely via Webex video and audio.
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  • With Notice Desk Application Process - Civil Justice Chambers

    May 25, 2020
    Effective immediately, in cases where each party is represented by Counsel, with notice applications that would otherwise be heard in Justice Chambers (including Special Chambers) may be submitted to the Court by desk application with written argument.
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