Dispute Resolution services at the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal offers the following dispute resolution services. These are confidential processes meant to encourage and facilitate early resolution of appeal matters, and even additional issues in the underlying action, and increase access to justice and decrease expenses for parties.

Judicial dispute resolution

Information on Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) at the Court of Appeal:

  1. Notice to The Profession And Public - Judicial Dispute Resolution Pilot Project, issued August 14, 2020
  2. List of Justices who will do binding or non-binding JDRs and who will do JDRs with self-represented parties
  3. Part D of the Consolidated Practice Directions (CPD)
  4. Rules 14.60 and 14.61 of the Alberta Rules of Court, and also Rules 4.17 - 4.21, to the extent not covered by Part D of the CPD

Appeal conferences for family law fast track appeals – Pilot Project

Information on Appeal Conferences (ACs) at the Court of Appeal:

  1. Notice to The Profession And Public - Appeal Conference Pilot Project For Family Law Fast Track Appeals, issued August 14, 2020
  2. Further information and detailed instructions for ACs will be posted prior to October 1, 2020, the start date of the Pilot Project.

Who to contact for more information

If you are interested in booking a JDR or have any questions about the JDR process or pilot project or about the AC pilot project at the Court of Appeal, please contact the relevant Case Management Officer:

Laurie Baptiste
Case Management Officer
Court of Appeal of Alberta, Calgary
Laurie.Baptiste@albertacourts.ca
Fax: 403-297-5294

Bobbi Jo McDevitt
Case Management Officer
Court of Appeal of Alberta, Edmonton
Bobbi.McDevitt@albertacourts.ca
Fax: 780-422-4127